Featured Resource Pages
The following pages are highlighted as useful resources for educators.
Use the filters below to search by century, era, geography, type of resource, and other topics of interest to students of the medieval past.
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The following resource page is under preparation by Dr. Jonathan Henry as he teaches New Testament and Christian Origins at Princeton University. Dr. Henry earned a PhD in Late Antique Mediterranean Religion from Princeton, where he continues to research and write on Christianity's first thousand years.
This resource is somewhat distinct from many New Testament overviews in its attenuation to methods and themes that are relevant to Late Antique and Medieval scholarship. The materials are primarily intended for use by students, teachers, and scholars in all history-and-text-based disciplines, but all interested readers are invited to access this page!
The structure of the resource is planned as follows:
- General introduction to the New Testament
- Backgrounds (~500 BCE-1 CE)
- Formation of the New Testament
- Impact of the New Testament
- Textual criticism of New Testament manuscripts
- Ancient composition and copying
- Medieval manuscript studies and New Testament text
- The emergence of Christian scripture and its impact
- Complexities of "reception history" (Nachleben and Wirkungsgeschicthe)
- Christian textual interpretation
- Artistic representations in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages
- Pseudepigraphal and apocryphal texts
- The New Testament and Anti-Jewishness
- The New Testament in an Islamic milieu
- The New Testament in Medieval Ethiopia
- The New Testament in Europe and European colonies
- Useful tools for studying
- Overviews, backgrounds and parallels
- Languages and regional expressions (Syriac, Coptic, etc.)
- Tools for studying Pauline literature
- Tools for studying Historical Jesus
- Tools for studying Gospels
- Overviews, backgrounds and parallels
- Online media and resources
- Religion for Breakfast
- Bart Ehrman
- Bible Odyssey
- Offline media and resources
- Commentary lists and evaluations
- Online reviews of print resources
- Ways to learn more (Antique, Medieval, or Later!)
- Archaeology opportunities
- Library/archival research
- Options for further study
Search images from 110 image databases housed at institutes, research facilities and museums on a common user interface.
Hear a podcast dealing with the history of magic, sorcery, alchemy, and witchcraft through the ages.
View a video comparing Chaucer's Clerk's Tale and Sita's Ramayana, offered by Moira Fitzgibbons.
Click to view journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.
Find a host of curated links to medieval resources online. Also includes links to a number of late antiquity sources.
Follow links to syllabi on all eras of Jewish history.
See a portal for PEACE, the Portal for Epigraphy, Archaeology, Conservation and Education on Jewish Funerary Culture.
Browse a bibliographical database with thousands of entries on Syriac Christianity.
Search and browse a large collection of Latin texts with interactive lexical helps.
Search and browse all known Greek literary texts from antiquity to 1453 CE.
Virtually visit one of Northern Italy's great museums of ancient, medieval, and early modern history.
Search and browse Princeton's index of medieval art.
Search and browse articles on Iranian civilization across a broad temporal and geographical range.
These videos describe and demonstrate the use of digital resources that will aid researchers and teachers as they understand and describe geography and its social impacts in the middle ages. Many of the tools and concepts may be useful to scholars of late antiquity and global medievalism as well.
Closed captioning is provided.
View a digital game centered around imagery found in medieval illuminated manuscripts.
Browse grammars and literature pertaining to languages such as Indic, Iranian, Tocharian, Armenian, Baltic, Slavonic, Old Russian, Old Frisian, Germanic, Gothic, Greek, Italic, Celtic, Tamil, Chinese, etc.
This video offers an introduction to Talis Elevate (https://talis.com/talis-elevate/), a digital resource annotation tool used in the School of History and Heritage at the University of Lincoln (UK) since September 2018. Talis Elevate was initially used to foreground students' online reading practices outside class (to support collaboration, preparation and assessment), but since the pandemic it has been used in a variety of different ways across the curriculum. Talis's developers are now exploring the broader pedagogic implications of our use of this tool under the rubric 'active online reading' and welcome input from other users of Talis Elevate and similar resource annotation tools.
A series of digital lessons using images of medieval manuscripts from the Muslim world.
Search and browse bibliographical details about Greek manuscripts prior to the 16th century, with many links to digitized copies.