The Digital Scriptorium is a growing image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts that unites scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research. It bridges the gap between a diverse user community and the limited resources of libraries by means of sample imaging and extensive rather than intensive cataloguing.
Textual Sources for Vernacular Theater in Medieval France: Monologue, dialogue, mystère, moralité, farce, sottie, sermon joyeux, jeu; there are a number of genres in French medieval dramatic representation. Where were these performed: church, church steps, elaborate stage with mansions and platea, a simple flat surface supported by tréteaux, castle, town square, tavern, or elsewhere? How many performances were there of each? How wide was its audience? To what extent was each influenced by classical drama? by liturgical practices and drama? Was the vernacular Bible translation, active in France during the Middle Ages, incorporated into any of the religious plays? How did vernacular theater move from stage to manuscript page? While these questions may find interesting answers in our selection of bibliographies, critical works, or in the introduction and notes of the many online editions we present, the purpose of this page is to continue a growing collection of online medieval manuscript facsimiles with forty-seven, containing works of vernacular theater.
Discovering Literature: Medieval allows you to explore unique collection items and expert articles relating to some of the earliest works of English literature and most influential figures in literary history. Under the "articles" tab there is a page related specifically to Medieval Drama and the Mystery Plays
The Ancient & Medieval Studies Reading Room, containing c. 10,000 volumes, provides researchers with an extensive selection of primary texts as well as commentaries, concordances and reference works useful in study of these texts. The collection is not comprehensive. The research collections supporting these fields remain primarily in the Butler Stacks. But every effort is made to provide an Reading Room environment that is conducive to work in these fields.
The Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank is a project established at Rutgers University and originally cosponsored by the Research Libraries Group (RLG), Inc. Its aim is to provide scholars with an expanding library of information in electronic format on the medieval and early modern periods of European history, circa 800-1815 C.E. MEMDB contains five large data sets, three pertaining to currency exchanges and two pertaining to prices.
"Manuscripts of Medieval France with Vernacular Texts", is a collection of over 800 links to manuscript facsimiles, and with these, nearly all of the French medieval literarary canon. This in admittedly small in comparison with the total number of medieval manuscripts available on line. The project's truly medieval texts will show that France was linguisticly diverse enough to call into question some of the myths we have entertained about early French expression. Patrons will have an honest view of the literary anthology and illustration contexts of a number of the best known medieval vernacular works. In pages produced by the hosting Andy Holt Virtual Library, links to manuscript facsimiles are contextually clustered (by author, genre, theme, etc.) with others leading to incunabula facsimiles, online bibliographies, editions, transcriptions, translations and other tools relevant to serious textual study.
The Map of Early Modern London is comprised of four distinct, interoperable projects: a digital edition of the 1561 Agas woodcut map of London; an Encyclopedia and Descriptive Gazetteer of London people, places, topics, and terms; a Library of marked-up texts rich in London toponyms; and a versioned edition of John Stow’s Survey of London
There is a ten-day difference between the Julian and Gregorian calendars, complicating comparing dates across countries in early modern Europe. This calendar makes it easy to see why Britain had a Friday the 13th in 1588, but Spain did not. The multi-country Historical Calendar permits easy comparison of the Julian and Gregorian calendars for thirteen Western countries between 1000 and 2100. Select a date to discover what that day was called in each country. The site also features a handy explanation of both calendars.