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Atlases & Maps

Atlas of Medieval Europe
Print Location: Art Library & Main Oversize CB 351 .M293 1983 Resource contains images

David Rumsey Map Collection Resource contains images
Maps: 18th and 19th century North America & South America, world maps, Europe, Asia & Africa
Historical Maps Resource contains images
Arranged by place name
Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe Resource contains images
1st-20th century; showing European political boundaries; allows 600%-1000% magnification.

Background & Context Sources

Making of the Middle Ages
Print Location: Main 940.1 So88M c.1-4
Medieval civilization from c. 900 to c. 1200; OBIS record
Medieval Europe: A Short History
Print Location: Main D 117 .H6 1994 c.1-2
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Waning of the Middle Ages: A Study of the Forms of Life, Thought and Art in France and the Netherlands in the XIVth and XVth Centuries
Print Location: Main DC 33.2 .H83 1954 c.1, 3
The classic work on this period although a bit dated
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Art Full Text (1984 to date) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Indexes 350 art magazines and journals covering pre-historical to contemporary art. Some full text from 1995-date. Indexes the Allen Memorial Art Museum Bulletin
Art Index Retrospective (1929-1984) Restricted Resource
Indexes 350 art magazines and journals covering 
pre-history to contemporary art. 

Indexes the Allen Memorial Art Museum Bulletin
ARTstor Restricted Resource Resource contains images
Over 1 million images selected to support research and reaching in art history from pre-historical to contemporary media.
Bibliography of the History of Art (BHA) (1975-2007)
Index to 1,200+ North American and European Journals covering Western Art from ca. 300 CE to present. Succeeded by International Bibliography of Art.
Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
Citations of journal articles, book reviews, and essays covering topics of gender and sexuality in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East from 450 to 1500 AD
Dates of Coverage: 1990 to date
Index of Christian Art Restricted Resource Resource contains images
Lists art objects, Christian or "within a Christian context"; 100 to 1400 CE; Worldwide but primarily the West
note: NB: A subset of the Princeton index by the same name
International Bibliography of Art (2008 to date) Restricted Resource
Indexes 500 journals covering European art since antiquity, American art sincle the colonial period, and Global art since 1945. Preceded by the Bibliography of the History of Art.
International Medieval Bibliography Restricted Resource
Indexes international scholarship covering the Middle Ages in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.
Dates of Coverage: 1967 to date
JSTOR Restricted Resource Some full text available
Scholarly journal archive for the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences;  most journals 2-5 years out-of-date


NetSERF: The Internet Connection for Medieval Resources
Database of searchable websites; with a lengthy glossary and news of interest to medievalists


Anchor Bible
Print Location: Main BS192.2.A1 1964 .G3 vols. 1-5
Annotated edition of the Bible, with one or two volumes for each book.
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Bible and the Saints
Print Location: Art Ref BS 513.2 .D8313 1994
Lists 500+ Christian saints, biblical characters, and scenes, with attributes; symbolism of plants, religious objects, personifications, numbers, and animals (real & imaginary). OBIS record
Dictionary of the Bible
Print Location: Main BS440.M36 1965a
Entries include books, individuals, and a wide range of other topics.
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Dictionary of the Middle Ages
Print Location: Main D 114 .D45 1982 vol. 1 – 10

Guide to all things medieval, with bibliographies. OBIS record

Enciclopedia dell'Arte Medievale
Print Location: Art N5965 .E5 1993 vol. 1-10

In depth articles written by scholars with plans and images; Complemented by Kibler and Zinn's more concise Medieval France: An Encyclopedia. OBIS record

Grove Art Online Restricted Resource Some full text available Resource contains images
Most comprehensive art encyclopedia available in English; Excellent bibliographies.  One of four encyclopedias in Oxford Art Online.
note: Part of Oxford Art Online, a suite of four art encyclopedias
Internet Medieval Sourcebook Some full text available
Lists hundreds of documents important for studying the middle ages.
Medieval France: An Encyclopedia
Print Location: Main Ref. & Art Ref. DC33.2.M44 1995
Covers architecture and visual arts, maps and plates, w lists of kings, courts, dukes, popes, terms. OBIS record
ORB: On-line Reference Book for Medieval Studies Some full text available
Written and maintained by medieval scholars. Particularly useful: What Every Medievalist Should Know - basic tools and concepts; The ORB Encyclopedia, and The ORB Textbook Library
Oxford Dictionary of Saints (5th rev. edition, 2011) Restricted Resource Some full text available
Short detailed entries with bibliographies;  Primarily British saints.
1982 edition available in print: Art Reference BR 1710 .F34 1982
Understanding Illuminated Manuscripts
Print Location: Art & Main Spec. Coll. ND2889 .B76 1994
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Handbooks & Guides

Early Netherlandish Painting
Print Location: Art 759.949.3F913AE vol. 1 c.2-vol. 9 pt. 1
A fundamental work on early Netherlandish painting; first and most complete attempt to document painting from this era and area; as such it is a good starting point for research. OBIS record
From van Eyck to Bruegel; Early Netherlandish Painting in the Met
Print Location: Art ND669.F5 M47 1998 c.1-2
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How to Distinguish the Saints in Art by their Costumes, Symbols, and Attributes
Print Location: Art N8080.B5 c.1-2
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Medieval Iconography: A Research Guide
Print Location: Art Z5933 .F75 1998
An annotated bibliography listing reference works and scholarly studies OBIS record
Medieval Manuscript Manual
Print Location: Art Z 5933 .F75 1998
Covers patronage, materials and techniques, structure and arrangement, typology, illumination, and has a glossary.
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Ocelli Nominum: Names and Shelf Marks of Famous/Familiar Manuscripts
Print Location: Art Reference Z 6601 .F58 1992
Scholars sometimes refer to manuscripts by their familiar name (Grandes Heures de Jean de Berry), their proper name (Horae ad usum Parisiensem), or their "shelf mark" (Paris Latin 919).   Ocelli Nominum provides all variations for new researchers.
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Primary Sources

Art of the Byzantine Empire 312-1453 : sources and documents
Print Location: Art N6250.A72 1986 C.1-3
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Butler's Lives of the Saints
Print Location: Main BX4654 .B8 1995 vols. 1-10
This standard reference includes bibliographies and footnotes.
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CELT: The Corpus of Electronic Texts
A searchable online textbase of contemporary and historical documents, primarily Irish.
Douay-Rheims Bible
The Douay-Rheims Bible is the English translation closest to the Vulgate, which was used throughout the Middle Ages.
Early Medieval Art, 300-1150: Sources and Documents
Print Location: Art N5975.D3 1986 c.1-2
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Gothic Art 1140-c. 1450: Sources and Documents.
Print Location: Art N6310.F7 1987 c.1-4
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Medieval Hagiography: An Anthology
Print Location: Main BR1710 .M39 2000
Primary texts in translation, each with an introductory essay, notes, and bibliography.
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Meditations on the Life of Christ
Print Location: Art BT300.B7 1961
A late medieval text with pictures which provides an excellent example of contemporary devotional attention to the events of Christ's life. OBIS record
Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
Print Location: Art 709 H742L.2 vol. 1
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Vite De' Più Eccellenti Architetti, Pittori et Scultori Italiani
Print Location: Art N6922.V3 1966 vols. 1-6, commento vols. 1-2
Geogrio Vasari. A major edition of what is often considered the first history of art, originally published 1568. Covers Cimabue to Michelangelo. OBIS Record
note: Milanesi edition is also available (Art N 6922 .V3 1906)
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