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Selected Databases


Middle Ages on the Open Web

  • Internet Medieval Sourcebook
    Sources are arranged according to region or theme, eg. Rome, France, or Renaissance, Reformation. Scroll down the column on the left to see if your topic is covered. Try a Ctrl-F and enter a key term to see if it is mentioned on the site.
  • EyeWitness To The Middle Ages and Renaissance
    This website has primary sources along with some explanatory notes. Primary sources appear in RED. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to look at the citation for the primary source. There is a search box at the top right where you can search keywords for your topic.
  • European History Primary Sources
    Index of scholarly websites that offer online access to digitized primary sources on the history of Europe. Read the brief guide to searching the portal first.
  • Avalon Project - Primary documents in law, history and diplomacy
    Enter keywords in the search box at the top right. Documents are arranged by time period.
  • Epistolæ: Medieval Women's Letters
    Epistolæ is a collection of letters to and from women in the Middle Ages, from the 4th to the 13th century. The letters, written in Latin, are linked to the names of the women involved, with English translations and, where available, biographical sketches of the women and some description of the subject matter or the historic context of the letter.
  • Sources > Primary sources | British History Online
    British History Online is the digital library containing some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles. Try searching in the top right search box.

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Project Gutenberg

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