Featured Resource Pages
The following pages are highlighted as useful resources for educators.
Princeton University Library MAFE Series
Click here for resources featuring Princeton-based scholars and medieval items from the Princeton University Library.
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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In this video, Princeton Curator of Numismatics Alan Stahl introduces a new and growing collection of coins from the medieval African kingdom of Axum, in the area that is now Ethiopia.
This video is a discussion of item 27 in Islamic Manuscripts, Garrett Additional Box no. 20 at the Princeton University Library. This document of sale was written in 980 CE on behalf of the Coptic Christian Yuhānnis ibn Suqayna and his wife Maria, residents of the small town in the Fayyum called Buljusuq. They were buying a house from Maria’s father, Ibn al-Ḥillī. The document was registered by the notary Shuʿayb ibn Zakariyā and witnessed by several Muslims, including Muḥammad ibn Ḥisān ibn Dāwud who made a noticeable typo while writing his testimony.
This collaborative website is devoted to epics from across the globe, including epic narratives in theatrical dramatizations, puppetry arts, music, visual art, and film. It aims likewise to showcase websites and teaching resources developed by colleagues featuring both oral and literary epics, from the ancient world to today.
View a page of general information, useful tools, and further resources that are useful for studying the New Testament from the vantage point of late antique and medieval history.
View a collection of digitized manuscripts found in Leiden University Libraries Digital Collections.
Listen to a weekly podcast show featuring interviews with some of the world’s top medieval scholars and public historians in a friendly, informal format.
View lectures by leading Syriac scholars contextualizing the important Syriac theologian and church leader Jacob of Serugh.
Access a resource that catalogues the people, places, and practices of the Medieval Middle East.
Access a reference sheet for understanding common symbols found in early medieval Latin manuscripts.
Access publications in the field of medieval manuscript studies.
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).
View a video exploring the history of a monastic archive and its holdings.
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.