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Revision as of 18:50, 7 November 2013

WESS Medieval and Renaissance Web provides access to scholarly resources for Western Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
It includes vendor information for commercial products, as well as access to free sites.
The resources listed here have undergone a selection and evaluation process.


Guides and Subject Indices

Bibliography of British and Irish History (Brepols)
Camelot Project
CERES: Cambridge English Renaissance Electronic Service
Dante Studies (by Otfried Lieberknecht)
Decameron Web
Digital Dante
The Ecole Initiative: A hypertext encyclopedia of early church history
The English Renaissance in Context
Erasmus Online
Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
Historische Hilfswissenschaften
International Medieval Bibliography & Other Reference Tools (Brepols)
Iter: Gateway to the Renaissance (including Iter Italicum - Subscription Databases)
The Labyrinth Project
The Medici Archive Project
The Medieval Jewish History Resource Directory
Mediaeval Logic and Philosophy
Medioevo Italiano
Middle English Compendium
Monastic Matrix
Nuovo Rinascimento
ORB Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies
Ottoman Web Site
Reti medievali: Online Initiatives for Medieval Studies
Rinascimento (Harvard University)
Select Bibliography for Medieval Studies
The World of Dante
The WWW Virtual Library History Index: Medieval Europe

Reference Tools

RenDico Dictionnaires de la Renaissance
Termini vernetzter Wortschatz lateinischer Wissensliteratur der Frühen Neuzeit
Abbreviationes Online, Medieval Abbreviations on the Web

Manuscript Books

Bodleian Library, Manuscript Images
Carolingian Culture at Reichenau and St. Gall
Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts, British Library
Corsair (Pierpont Morgan Library)
Digital Scriptorium
Enluminures Illuminated Manuscripts in France]
Institut de recherche et d'histoire des textes
Late Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts - Books of Hours 1400-1530
Manuscripta Mediaevalia (Germany)
Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts (Netherlands)
Roman de la Rose

Institutes, Organizations, and Collections (selected)

American Cusanus Society
Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Augustinian Historical Institute, Villanova University
Biblioteca Marciana, Venice
Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana
British Library
Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies (CEMERS, Binghamton University)
Center for Medieval Studies: Fordham University
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto
Center for Renaissance Studies, Newberry Library
Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, University of Toronto
Delaware Valley Medieval Association
Dumbarton Oaks, Byzantine Studies
Folger Shakespeare Library and Folger Institute
Gallica (Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris)
Hill Museum and Manuscript Library
Hispanic Society of America
The I Tatti Renaissance Library
Institute for Medieval Studies, Leeds University
Italica Press
Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame
Medieval Academy of America
Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University
Middle East Documentation Center, University of Chicago (Includes Ottoman documentation)
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (Toronto)
Renaissance Society of America
Sixteenth Century Society and Conference
Society for Reformation Studies
UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Vatican Film Library, Saint Louis University

Electronic Journals and Reviews (selected)

Medieval & Renaissance Studies Periodicals
Early Modern Culture: An Electronic Seminar
Early Modern Literary Studies: A Journal of Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century Literature
A collection of electronic versions of older journals, including Speculum, Studies in the Renaissance, and Renaissance Notes / Renaissance Quarterly. (Subscription database)
The Medieval Review (formerly Bryn Mawr Medieval Review)

Electronic Texts and Images--Commercial and Subscription

An ongoing, CD-ROM based project to digitize in a single database all texts written in Castilian before 1615.
Available from Micronet.
Byzantinische Bibliographie
Index of Christian Art
CLCLT (formerly CETEDOC) and other editions of Latin patristic and medieval texts (Brepols)
Early Encounters in North America, The Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts and The Digital Library of the Catholic Reformation (Alexander Street)
Early European Books (ProQuest)
Early English Books Online (ProQuest)
Empire Online (Adam Matthew Publications)
Medieval & Early Modern Data Bank
Past Masters - Full-text Philosophy resources, including Aquinas & Ockham (InteLex)
Patrologia Latina: Migne's corpus of Christian Latin texts, and Acta Sanctorum
The Bollandists' Hagiographic Collection (Chadwyck-Healey/ProQuest)
Women Writers Project

Electronic Texts and Images--Free Sites (selected)

Analytic Bibliography of On-Line Neo-Latin Texts
Camena Corpus automatum multiplex electrorum Neolatinitatis auctorum
Catholic Encyclopedia
Catasto of 1427 online
Charrette Project
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Dartmouth Dante Project
The Digital Michelangelo Project
Early Modern Text Forum
Eurodocs: History of Medieval and Renaissance Europe (Primary documents online)
Electronic European literature collections
Internet Medieval Sourcebook
LIBRO-The Library of Iberian Resources Online
Medieval and Modern Thought Digitization Project
Medieval Sources online
Monumenta Germaniae Historica (includes link to dMGH - digitized texts)
Online Medieval and Classical Library
Plague and Public Health in Renaissance Europe
Renaissance Electronic Texts
TEAMS Middle English Texts
Voice of the Shuttle: Anglo-Saxon and Medieval

Other Resources

Collection Development for Medieval and Renaissance Studies


The page coordinator for the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Web is Tom Izbicki, Rutgers University (
All interested persons are welcome as contributors: you may sign up for a password to make your own wiki additions and corrections.

The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Web is one part of the Western European Studies Section Web of resources for Western European studies.


We would like to thank the libraries of Brigham Young University and Rutgers University for providing assistance and computing resources that make this national endeavor possible.


These web pages do not necessarily represent the views of the participating libraries or of their sponsoring institutions.
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