Middle Ages for Educators

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Designed for teachers, students, and members of the broader public who want to learn about Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages (c. 300-1500 C.E.), this website provides resources for both teaching and research, including:

  • Short videos by world-renowned experts accompanied by discussion questions and primary source materials
  • Introductions to medieval digital projects
  • Workshops on how to use digital tools to study the medieval past
  • Curated links to associated websites with medieval content, images, digitized manuscripts, or other medieval materials.
Illuminated Manuscript depicting the Battle from the Trojan War

First Master of the Bible historiale of Jean de Berry (French, active about 1390 - about 1400)

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Featured Resources - Early Middle Ages

The Gutenberg Bible: An Invention for Medieval Europe

This video introduces the Gutenberg Bible and explains how various copies were created, used, and added to in the mid-fifteenth century. A copy of the Bible from Erfurt, Germany, which is now housed at Princeton University Library, is examined and its features discussed.

Where are the Romans? What Attila's War Reveals about Barbarian Integration in the Late Roman Empire

This video covers several issues regarding the assimilation of non-Romans into the late Roman military. Attila the Hun's 451 invasion, climaxing in the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains (Chalons), is used as a case study of these phenomenona.

Abbess Opportuna with a Staff and a Book

Workshop of the Bedford Master (French, active first half of 15th century)