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Medieval and Renaissance Studies
A guide to research in Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
This journal, published by the IRHT, provides an up-to-date bibliography in alphabetical order according to late medieval authors and texts, including manuscripts cited by catalogues by library collections, by genres, or by author as well as editions or other studies.
This book will be immensely helpful to those who wish to orient themselves to what has become a very large body of literature on medieval Islamic history. Combining a bibliographic study with an inquiry into method, it opens with a survey of the principal reference tools available to historians of Islam and a systematic review of the sources they will confront. Problems of method are then examined in a series of chapters, each exploring a broad topic in the social and political history of the Middle East and North Africa between A.D. 600 and 1500. The topics selected represent a cross-section of Islamic historical studies, and range from the struggles for power within the early Islamic community to the life of the peasantry. Each chapter pursues four questions. What concrete research problems are likely to be most challenging and productive? What resources do we possess for dealing with these problems? What strategies can we devise to exploit our resources most effectively? What is the current state of the scholarly literature for the topic under study?
Each chapter provides an introduction to a sub-discipline of medieval studies. In addition to sections devoted to Latin paleography, diplomatics, computer-assisted research, numismatics, archaeology, problems in chronology, and prospography, this text describes state-of-the-art research methodology and critical approaches to English literature, Latin philosophies, law, science, art and music.
From the Cambridge Histories Online page, click on "browse," then click "Show Histories" in the "General History" box. This will bring up a list including The New Cambridge Medieval History. The paper version is in Bobst at: D117 .N48 1995.
This series of small guide books, published by Brepols, provides careful introductions to a multitude of sub-disciplines and topics, ranging from "the sermon" to "letter writing" to the Latin hymn. Available in Bobst at: Z6203 .T95.