Medieval Sourcesonline is a web-based learning resource containing hundreds of original medieval history documents compiled for the teaching and study of history. Medieval Sourcesonline is designed to be fully integrated with undergraduate courses. A one-stop answer for many medieval history students, academics and researchers.
Full-text access to a widely scattered collection of original medieval manuscripts that describe travel, real and imaginary, in the Middle Ages. Sources tell much about the attitudes and preconceptions of people across Europe in the medieval period, shedding light on issues of race, economics, trade, militarism, politics, literature and science. Multiple manuscript sources detailing the journeys of famous travellers from Prester John and Marco Polo to Sir John Mandeville and John Capgrave.
Historical sources from A.D. 300-800 translated into English from Greek, Latin, Syriac, Coptic, Arabic, Georgian, Armenian and Old Irish. Texts are from Syria, Arabia, Armenia, Georgia and Egypt in the East; North Africa; major cities of the Roman Empire (Antioch, Alexandria and Constantinople); and Spain, Gaul, Italy, Britain and Ireland in the West.
is a free site from The Medieval Text Institute and The University of Rochester.
Primary Sources in Library Catalogs
Primary sources of all types can also be found in our regular, circulating books, in special collections, and beyond. Here are few ways to find primary texts and sources by using our own Library Search.
1. Use the author search to find books we have by a particular author, politician, journalist or another type of historical witness
2. Do an advanced keyword search in The Library Search and then limit by publication year under “limit your search”) (note: you can also limit by language and many other ways)