Medieval AGES &Renaissance

Andy Holt Virtual Library: Medieval. The Andy Holt Virtual Library offers a section devoted to the sources of medieval texts: the codex, which had begun to gain wide-spread use in the era of the Codex Sinaiticus (4th century), and which made its recognized print debut in Gutenberg's Biblia vulgata (15th century). We cover manuscripts with historical, descriptive, scientific, artistic and philological information, allowing readers to deal intelligently with them, and we offer links to periodicals and blogs that will keep readers informed of the latest developments. The second page links readers to over 130 catalogs, inventories and lists of medieval manuscripts, while the third page connects readers to digital facsimiles. The Andy Holt Virtual Library completes its medieval source-based textual scholarship study with a similarly structured sub-section on incunabula.

Bibliotheca AugustanaRich collection of ancient Greek and Latin texts, as well as canonical works in Old and Middle English, medieval Italian, Old and Middle German, and other languages) indexed both chronologically and alphabetically. 

Bibliographie internationale de l'Humanisme et de la Renaissance. An annual bibliography of books and articles relating to European Humanism and the Renaissance. Sources may be historical, political, artistic, literary, philosophical, technical, economic, etc. The terms ‘humanism’ and ‘renaissance’ are intended in a broad sense, both in terms of content and chronology. Emphasis is on, but not strictly limited to, the Fifteenth and Sixteenth centuries. Coverage begins in 1965.

Camena (Corpus Automatum Multiplex Electorum Neolatinitatis Auctorum)Selected books of the period 1500-1770, most of them printed in Germany.

CETEDOC Library of Latin Texts (CLCLT)World's leading database for Latin texts, containing texts from the beginning of Latin literature (Livius Andronicus, 240 BC) through to the texts of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). Can be searched by author, title, clavis, period, and century.

Digital ScriptoriumImage database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts, intended to unite scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research

Iter: The Bibliography of Medieval and Renaissance Europe from 400-1700

Iter Italicum Accedunt Alia Itinera . CD-ROM database of uncatalogued or incompletely catalogued humanistic manuscripts of the Renaissance in Italian and other libraries. Compiled by P.O. Kristeller ; consultant editor, Luciano Floridi. Leiden /New York : E.J. Brill, 1995. Tisch Circulation Desk  PA57 .I83 1995

In Principio: Incipit Index of Latin Texts.  1 million incipits covering Latin literature from its origins to the Renaissance.

International Encyclopedia for the Middle Ages (IEMA). An entirely new supplement to the Lexikon des Mittelalters (LexMA) produced under the joint auspices of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Brepols Publishers; the chronological range of IEMA is 300-1500 CE, and it will cover all of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East. IEMA will complement and fill in gaps in the coverage of the present Lexikon des Mittelalters (LexMA).

Lexikon des Mittelalters Online (LexMA). An indispensable research tool for medievalists of all disciplines. Based upon the most important encyclopedia in the world for medievalists (published in German between 1977 and 1999), LexMA’s 36,700 signed articles written by 3,000 authors covers all aspects of medieval studies within the period 300 to 1500.; its geographical scope covers the whole of Europe, part of the Middle East, and parts of North Africa to document the roots of Western culture and those of its neighbors in the Byzantine, Arab and Jewish worlds                     

Monumenta Germaniae HistoricaA comprehensive collection of sources in German history from about CE 500 to 1500.

Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies (ORB). An online research portal for medievalists.       


Patrologiae GraecaeThe most comprehensive record of Greek patristic material in existence, comprising digital images of more than 160 book volumes.

Patrologia Latina. Covers the works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200 AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216, including all prefatory material, original texts, critical apparatus and indexes.

Textual Transmission

Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG).  Virtually all ancient Greek texts surviving from the period between Homer (8th century B.C.) and A.D. 600, and a large number of texts from the period between A.D. 600 and 1453. Note: Log-in requires searchers to set up personal accounts, in part to save researchers' font preferences for later searches.

Thesaurus Linguae Latinae/Bibliotheca Teubneriana Latina