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Medieval and Renaissance Studies


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civilization, medieval--bibliography
A searchable bibliography of texts from letters, wills, literary works, church records, philosophical treaties and more. When available, includes links to online sources.
Bibliography of English History to 1485
REF Z2017.B5
"Survey of printed materials, relating to the political, constitutional, legal, social, and economic history of England, Wales and Ireland down to 1485".
A Guide to the Study of Medieval History
D100.P12 1931
Literature of Medieval History 1930-1975
Z6203.P25 1980
Five volume set which is a supplement to Paetow's A Guide to the Study of Medieval History. Includes primary and secondary sources. Concentrates on medieval studies of Western Europe.
Medieval Studies: A Bibliographical Guide
REF Z5579.C76
Lists the "major collections and secondary literature considered to be of basic importance for the history and the culture of the western European Middle Ages, Byzantium, and medieval Islamic civilizations".


Sources of Information in the Social Sciences
REF Z7161.S666
Lists information sources (monographs, journals, and bibliographies) that are important in the field of medieval history.
Women in Western European History
REF Z7961.F74 1982
Two volume set which lists references to books and journal articles. Arrangement is by period, further divided by country and then by subject. Volume 1 is from antiquity to the French Revolution. Volume 2 is the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Oxford Bibliographies offers peer reviewed annotated bibliographies which will help you to narrow the vast number of citations to the best scholarship on a given topic. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable.

Oxford's Medieval Studies explores European and Mediterranean civilization from the 4th to the 15th centuries. From history to literature, from art to archaeology, from religion to gender studies, this resource contains several primary source texts and a range of other electronic resources.

Oxford's Renaissance and Reformation consists of detailed annotated bibliographies for important topics in Western history and culture from the 14th through 17th centuries.