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
Access a resource that catalogues the people, places, and practices of the Medieval Middle East.
View an exhibit on the New Testament Book of Revelation through medieval and Renaissance objects produced after about 1100 C.E.
View extensive bibliographies on early, late antique, and medieval Christian apocrypha (anonymous and pseudepigraphical narratives, gospels, and epistles).
Browse resources, news, updates useful for teaching in medieval studies at the undergraduate, secondary, and elementary school level through the provision of resources and the sharing of techniques.
Browse illuminating articles about how to get the most out of new and old technologies in the classroom, with many practical activities for busy teachers.
Access a teacher-friendly recipe and instruction sheet for helping students recreate and understand ancient writing technologies through the creation of a papyrus.
Browse a collection of resources pertaining to Early Christian churches and monasteries in the Holy Land.
View high-definition video of the archaeological treasures of Rome, with new footage added regularly.
View a video by Gina Brandolino comparing the medieval tale Beowulf with the movie Alien (and Aliens).
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.
Search or browse papyri from a wide range of dates, including late antique and medieval papyri.
Access a list of links to published and online prosopographies for Greek, Roman, and Byzantine persons.
Access a biographical sketch, bibliography, and the extant works of Evagrius Ponticus.
Access a database of statuary and inscribed statue bases that were new, newly dedicated, or newly re-worked in Late Antiquity and the early Medieval era.
Discover online databases and studies on late antique and early-medieval inscriptions.
Browse a bibliographical database with thousands of entries on Syriac Christianity.
Access an extensive library of digitized Latin texts from a wide variety of authors, times (up to the 7th century CE), and places.