- Peer reviewed essays by medieval scholars
- Relevant even though largely dormant since 2004
- Contents: High and Late Middle Ages; Slavic/Russian; Religion; Languages and Linguistics; Culture
Print Location: Art Library & Main Oversize CB 351 .M293 1983
Online historical map collection with over 25,000 maps and images. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North American and South American maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia, and Africa are also represented.
Print Location: Main 940.1 So88M c.1-4
Print Location: Main D 117 .H6 1994 c.1-2
Print Location: Main DC 33.2 .H83 1954 c.1, 3
- The classic work on this period
- A bit dated, but packed with information
Media: All media including architecture and design
Art Full Text (1984 - present)
Art Index Retrospective (1929-1984)
- Articles rom 350 art magazines & journals
- Pre-history to contemporary art worldwide
- Indexes the Allen Memorial Art Museum Bulletin
Note: See also Saskia Art History Images
Late Christian (ca. 300) to present; North America and Europe
Publication dates: 1975-2007
Succeeded by International Bibliography of Art
- Published from 1990 - present
- Subjects: Women, sexuality, masculinity, homosexuality, & gender
Index of Christian Art records works of art produced without geographical limitations from early apostolic times up to A.D. 1400. There is a particular emphasis and focus on art of the western world. Seventeen different media are represented in the archive, and these include manuscripts, metalwork, sculpture, painting, glass, etc.
European Art since antiquity; American art since the Colonial period; Global art since 1945
Publication dates: 2008 - present
Preceded by the Bibliography of the History of Art
- index to journal articles, conference proceedings, collected essays, and exhibition catalogues published world-wide
- Covers Europe, the Middle East and North Africa
- Dates of coverage: 1967 - present
Middle Ages and Renaissance (400-1700)
Primarily in Europe
Publication dates: 19thc. - present
The Labyrinth provides free, organized access to electronic resources in medieval studies resources on the Web.. The Labyrinth's easy-to-use menus allow combinations of specific subject categories with types of digital documents. The resulting list of relevant “hits” then provide connections to databases, services, texts, and images on servers around the world. This easy to use system is a vast improvement over the “lists of lists” common on other “webliographies.”
Print Location: Art Reference BR 1710 .F34 1982
This dictionary provides detailed, short entries, which include bibliographic references. Its focus is primarily British saints. Please note: the 4th edition (1997) is also available as an e-book.
A database of links to thousands of web sites that can be searched (both simple and advanced) or browsed. Has a lengthy glossary (over 1,500 terms) and news of interest to medievalists.
Print Location: Main BS192.2.A1 1964 .G3 vols. 1-5
A massive annotated edition of the Bible, with one or two volumes for each book. If you are particularly interested in a biblical passage and want to find what earlier writers have had to say about it, this is a good place to start your search.
Print Location: Art Ref BS 513.2 .D8313 1994
Print Location: Main BS440.M36 1965a
A good one-volume guide to any questions you may have about the Bible. Entries include books (i.e. Psalms, Gospel of Mark), individuals (David, Peter) and a wide range of other topics (i.e. Music, Shepherds, Blindness).
Print Location: Main D 114 .D45 1982 vol. 1 – 10
- Guide to all things medieval
- BibliographiesOBIS record
Print Location: Art N5965 .E5 1993 vol. 1-10
- In depth articles written by scholars
- Many plans and high quality color images
- Complemented by Kibler and Zinn's more concise Medieval France: An Encyclopedia (Art Ref. DC 33.2 .M44 1995)
- Important people and places
- Early Middle Ages (300 – 1000)
What: More essays on more topics than any other English language art encyclopedia; good bibliographies.
Dates of coverage: Publications from 1990s to the present
Scope: Pre-history to the present; Global, country by country surveys; Traditional & new media, decorative arts, performance, dance, ritual, jewelry, etc.
Note: Part of Oxford Art Online, a suite of four art encyclopedias
The Internet Medieval Sourcebook lists hundreds of documents important for studying the middle ages.
Print: Main GR 35 .M43 2000 vol. 1-2.
Print Location: Main GR 35 .M43 2000 vol. 1-2.
Print Location: Main Ref. & Art Ref. DC33.2.M44 1995
-Appendices lists of kings, courts, & dukes; popes; architectural terms; musical terms
The ORB is a collection of resources written and maintained by medieval scholars for the benefit of their fellow instructors and serious students. It was last updated in 2004. All articles have been judged by at least two peer reviewers. Authors are held to high standards of accuracy, currency, and relevance to the field of medieval studies. Especially useful is The ORB Encyclopedia,a chronological and geographical index of essays, bibliographies, images, documents, links, and other resources, selected by ORB section editors to illustrate their selected topics.
Designed for a new graduate student, What Every Medievalist Should Know lists basic tools and concepts for studying the Middle Ages. The ORB Textbook Library, "written by experienced scholar-teachers," is useful for establishing context, dates, geography as well as basic information about people, places and things.
Print Location: Main DF521.O93 1991 vols. 1-3
Print Location: Art & Main Spec. Coll. ND2889 .B76 1994
Print Location: Art 759.949.3F913AE vol. 1 c.2-vol. 9 pt. 1
Print Location: Art ND669.F5 M47 1998 c.1-2
Print Location: Art N8080.B5 c.1-2
Print Location: Art Z5933 .F75 1998
An annotated bibliography listing reference works and scholarly studies dealing with Medieval iconography.
Print Location: Art Z 5933 .F75 1998
Covers patronage, materials and techniques, structure and arrangement, typology, illumination, and has a glossary.
Print Location: Art Reference Z 6601 .F58 1992
The shelf marks of manuscripts are notoriously idiosyncratic, though important since they are often used in scholarly literature. Popular names are also used, so it can be necessary to verify that a popular name and a shelf mark stand for the same work, especially when using multiple sources. Unfortunately there was little recourse for the beginning researcher to resolve this simple but potentially vexing problem until the publication of this text. This handbook can also be used to learn the location of manuscripts at the time of publication.
Print Location: Art N6250.A72 1986 C.1-3
Print Location: Main BX4654 .B8 1995 vols. 1-10
This standard reference includes bibliographies and footnotes.
A searchable online textbase consisting of 1160 contemporary and historical documents from many areas, including literature and the other arts.
The Douay-Rheims Bible is the English translation closest to the Vulgate -- Jerome's Latin translation of the Bible -- which was used throughout the Middle Ages.
Print Location: Art N5975.D3 1986 c.1-2
Print Location: Art N6310.F7 1987 c.1-4
Print Location: Main BR1710 .M39 2000
Primary texts in translation, each with an introductory essay, notes, and bibliography.
A late medieval text with pictures which provides an excellent example of contemporary devotional attention to the events of Christ's life.
Print Location: Art BT300.B7 1961
Print Location: Art 709 H742L.2 vol. 1
Print Location: Art N6922.V3 1966 vols. 1-6, commento vols. 1-2
A recent, major edition of what is often considered the first history of art. The famous Milanesi edition is also available (Art N 6922 .V3 1906) as are several unabridged and abridged English language editions. One of the first art historians, Giorgio Vasari, discussed 250 artists in this publication, originally published in 1568. Covers Cimabue to Michelangelo.