The British Columbia Digital
Digital Library Collections By Subject: Literature:
11th-14th Centuries Present Era
This section includes collections centered on the European medieval era.
See also Children's Literature
Literature: General Works text language name
(for example, French Texts Latin Texts) or Women.
- Argos: Limited Area Search of
the Ancient and Medieval Internet. Hosted by the University of Evansville
(Evansville, Indiana, USA)
Established in 1996, this is a peer-reviewed guide and search engine to pre-Renaissance
Internet/Web resources. Date added: 2002-09-08.
- The Auchinleck Manuscript.
Edinburgh: National Library of Scotland. Summary: " The Auchinleck Manuscript (NLS Adv MS 19.2.1) is one of the
National Library of Scotland’s greatest treasures. Produced in London in the
1330s, it provides a unique insight into the English language and literature
that Chaucer and his generation grew up with and were influenced by. It acquired
its name from its first known owner, Lord Auchinleck, who discovered the
manuscript in 1740 and donated it to the precursor of the National Library in
Date accessed: 2003-08-04. Date added: 2003-08-04.
- The Camelot
Project: Arthurian Texts, Images, Bibliographies, and Basic Information
(University of Rochester). Established in 1995, this site features electronic
versions in HTML format of literary works from the medieval era to the present
about Great Britain's King Arthur, the Holy Grail and Camelot.
- Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts. Los Angeles, CA: University of California,
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2008-. Item-level database of digitized medieval manuscripts. Date accessed: 2009-02-12. Dated added: 2009-02-12.
Bibliography (By Russell A. Peck hosted by University of Rochester).
Extensive annotated bibliography organized by medium and genre of works from
the medieval era to the present day about Cinderella. Site includes digital
facsimiles of illustrations from public-domain texts depicting Cinderella.
- Codices Electronici Ecclesiae Coloniensis (CEEC).
Köln, Germany: Historisch Kulturwissenschaftliche Informationsverarbeitung,
Universität zu Köln. Searchable/browsable digital facsimile collection of
medieval codices preserved mainly in Cologne (Köln) cathedrals. Date accessed:
2004-08-27. Date added: 2004-08-27.
- Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music (DIAMM). University of Oxford and Royal Holloway University of London, 1998-. Date accessed: 2005-10-25. Date added: 2005-10-25.
- Digital Scriptorium (Hosted by University of California, Berkeley). Established in
1996, a union catalogue of digital facsimiles of medieval and Renaissance
(Hosted by Brigham Young University). A collection of digital facsimiles of
medieval manuscripts, as well as links to other collections.The Labyrinth:
Resources for Medieval Studies. Compiled by Martin Irvine and Deborah Everhart.
Washington, DC: Georgetown University.
Established in 1994, site includes The Labyrinth Library of electronic texts in
several languages. Alternate URL: http://labyrinth.georgetown.edu/
- Legends. California: Paula Katherine Marmor, 1997-. A guide to Web resources on British life and literature from medieval to the Renaissance times. Date accessed: 2005-05-23. Date added: 2005-05-23.
- Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts.
Koninklijke Bibliotheek  (National Library of the Netherlands) and Museum
Meermanno-Westreenianum. Browse or search for over 10,000 digital facsimiles
of illuminated medieval manuscripts preserved by these institutions. Date
accessed: 2002-11-19. Date added: 2002-11-19. Date update: 2009-02-12.
- Medieval Manuscripts in Dutch Collections. Hosted by Koninklijke Bibliotheek (National Library of the Netherlands). Summary: " This database contains descriptions of all medieval western manuscripts
written in Latin script and produced up to c. 1550 now preserved in
public and semi-public collections in the Netherlands. These include
the collections of libraries, museums and archives, as well as the
collections of monastic orders and some other private institutions that
are open to researchers. There is no restriction concerning content:
literary, historiographical, academic, hagiographical, and
(para-)liturgical texts, artes texts, ego-documents etc. written in
Latin or one of the Western European vernacular languages, all qualify
for inclusion. Fragments of such manuscripts will only be included when
this is feasible and useful: the text on the fragment has to be
identified and/or the fragments should already be sufficiently
catalogued as an object. Archival documents and letters are not
recorded, except when they are part of a manuscript that does qualify
for inclusion." Date accessed: 2007-09-23. Date added: 2007-09-23.
- Medieval Manuscripts of Syracuse University Library, Syracuse, NY, USA. Includes digital facsimiles of manuscripts preserved by the library.
- NetSERF: The Internet Connection for
Medieval Resources. Compiled by Beau A.C. Harbin. Subject gateway to
Internet resources on medieval civilizations.
- The Online Medieval and Classical
Library (Formerly managed by Douglas B. Killings hosted by Berkeley
Digital SunSITE). Searchable/browsable collection of literary works from the
Graeco-Roman period to medieval Europe, including Scandinavia.
- Otto F. Ege Collection: Fifty Original Leaves from Medieval Manuscripts, Western Europe: XII to XVI Century, Set #27. Columbia, SC: Rare Books and Special Collections, University Libraries, University of South Carolina. Search or browse by country or century through 50 digitized medieval manuscripts collected by Otto F. Ege (1888-1951). Date accessed: 2005-06-06.
Date added: 2005-06-06.
- ORB: The Online Reference Book for
Medieval Studies. Founded in 1995, this is more than a book, it is a
collaborative, peer-reviewed dynamic Internet resource for the study of
medieval times. In addition to original essays compiled into its Encylopedia
section, there is also a Library of primary texts (transcriptions and translations
in a variety of formats), as well as extensive teaching  resources.
Date updated: 2004-07-06.
Robin Hood Project: Texts, Images, Bibliographies, and Basic Information
(University of Rochester). Electronic editions in HTML format from the medieval
era to the 20th century of works about the legendary English outlaw hero Robin
- Roman de la Rose Digital Library. Baltimore, MD: Sheridan Libraries, Johns Hopkins University and Paris, France: Bibliothèque nationale de France, 2007-. Summary: " The goal of the Roman de la Rose Digital Library is to create a digital library of all known manuscript copies of the Roman de la Rose, which number around 300. We expect to have full digital surrogates of about 150 of these manuscripts available here by the end of 2009." Date accessed: 2009-06-19.
Date added: 2009-06-19.
Laurentius Digital Manuscript Library. Lund, Sweden: Lund University
Library. Search or browse for digital facsimiles of medieval manuscripts
(religious and secular) preserved at this library. Date accessed: 2002-11-14.
Date added: 2002-11-14.
- Sources of Medieval
History: Selected Texts (Electronic Text Service, Columbia University
Libraries). Searchable/browsable full-text editions of several works in various
of Medieval Swedish Church History. (Electronic Text Service, Columbia University
Libraries). Searchable/browsable full-text editions of several works in Swedish.
- Women Writers of
the Middle Ages (Bonnie Duncan, English Department, Millersville
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