Listen to a daily dose of Anglo-Saxon
Anglo-Saxon Aloud from Michael D.C. Drout's "daily reading of
the entire Anglo-Saxon Poetic Records, which includes all poems
written in Old English."
Penitentials are digitized, browseable Old English texts used to
administer penance and confession in England c. 800-1200, with
translation, commentary, and cultural index. Truly fascinating.
Bartleby. One of
the oldest sites on the World Wide Web, Bartleby’s goal is to
publish the classics of literature, nonfiction, and reference in
full text. If it’s out of copyright and was ever considered
important, chances are good you’ll find it here.
Catalogue of Digitized
Medieval Manuscripts, from UCLA, makes it easy to browse and
search for online versions of medieval manuscripts from collections
around the world.
Chaucer Metapage is
an an excellent gateway to Chaucer resources on the web. Hosted by
the U. of North Carolina.
U. of Texas-Austin, may be the slickest site on the web for
exploring each realm of the afterlife.
The Digital Librarian (Margaret Vail
Anderson) has an outstanding collection of links on her
and Renaissance page.
Harvard's Houghton Library provides
Digital Medieval Manuscripts.
Virtual Manuscript Library of Switzerland, contains over 360
digitized manuscripts on all subjects, including historical
accounts, death records, literature, etc. Searchable,
browseable, easy to use, and very impressive.
For a gorgeous collection of maps of the
Holy Land, see the
Cartographic Collection. Searchable by persons, date, or site,
and even zoomable with the provided plugin.
An extensive collection of organized links to reference sources,
full text e-books, scholarly work, and much more having to do with
folklore and fairy tales.
Francesco Petrarch and
Laura de Noves is a labor of love containing images, text, and
scholarly papers about the poet and his inspiration.
View nice images of the
Göttinger Gutenberg Bible and learn about the significance of
the printed book.
is a searchable collection of links on all aspects of the Middle
Ages. Well worth a look, despite some broken and dead links.
The virtual candy store for medieval, Renaissance, and Restoration-studies
Whether you're craving Humbles of a Deer
for supper, or just want an explanation of Frumenty, the place to go
is Medieval Cookery.
Organized by country, century, or type of dish.
Petrarch at 700 is a web exhibit from U.Penn. featuring images
of various editions of Petrarch's work and putting the poet in the
context of his times.
To read side-by-side Italian-English
versions of Dante's work, hear some of the poetry read, and access
historical and interpretative notes, try the
Dante Project. Also links to the
Dartmouth Dante Project,
which contains commentaries of the work from the 14th century to the
Renaissance Electronic Texts from the University of Toronto
offers old-spelling editions of early individual copies of English
Renaissance books and manuscripts, and of plain transcriptions of
Resources for Electronic Research from the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. A stunning
collection of links to websites of use to researchers working on
topics in the Reformation and Renaissance.
Forest of Rhetoric, from Brigham Young University. The place to go
to learn your asteismus from your thaumasmus.
Stanford Encyclopedia of
Philosophy is still being added to, but there are dozens
of high-quality articles available now.
the Pages, a project
from the British Library, which makes available sections of over a dozen
unique books from the several disciplines in a format that allows the user to virtually
magnify sections, and read or listen to commentary. The technology
is to scanning as Wii is to Pong.
Words and Things,
subtitled Food, Archaeology, and Texts in Anglo-Saxon England, is a
database that coordinates archaeological and textual evidence
concerning food in England from c. 500-1100 A.D. Still in
development but well worth a look.
Writing Center at WSU can help students with everything from
developing a topic to specific writing problems. They will not write
a paper for you.
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