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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This video explores a beautiful book of illuminated Psalms from the manuscript collection at Princeton University Library, including many stories from the liturgical year.
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.
Watch a video interview about creating story maps that will help us understand anti-pollution measures in medieval Paris.
View a collection of digitized manuscripts found in Leiden University Libraries Digital Collections.
View a video lecture discussing the case of Jean de Carrouges versus Jacques Le Gris, a lawsuit that occurred in Paris in 1386. It’s the subject of the book The Last Duel by Eric Jager, and also of the upcoming movie The Last Duel directed by Ridley Scott.
Hear a podcast focused on an important theme in the life of Byzantium and its neighbors.
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 a video comparing two retellings of the story of Orpheus, the medieval romance poem "Sir Orfeo" alongside the 2019 French historical romance film Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Video by Rachel Linn Shields.
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).
Explore the rich history, art, and culture of the northern frontiers of the Byzantine Empire in Eastern Europe between the thirteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Access content about the history of Eastern Europe in the form of historical overviews, art historical case studies, short notices about ongoing research projects, and reviews of recent books and exhibitions.
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.
View a listing of freely accessible online resources pertaining to papal documents.
View a video exploring the history of a monastic archive and its holdings.
Listen to a podcast discussion of the Life and Passion of William of Norwich, with suggested readings.
Listen to a podcast about Arthurian literature and historical context.
View an engaging window into daily life in Cairo for wealthy and poor, including living conditions, work, religious piety, and ideas about violence in history.