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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 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.
The Digital Florentine Codex gives access to a singular manuscript created by Franciscan friar Bernardino de Sahagún and a group of Nahua elders, authors, and artists. Written in parallel columns of Nahuatl and Spanish texts and hand painted with nearly 2,500 images, the encyclopedic codex is widely regarded as the most reliable source of…
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.
Highlights astronomical manuscripts from across the medieval world in the Schoenberg Collection of the University of Pennsylvania Library.
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.
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.
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.
Following the tragic incidents of March 16, 2021 when six women of Asian descent were killed in Atlanta, Georgia, this lesson compares the medieval phenomenon of Blood Libel through the story…
Listen to a podcast about Arthurian literature and historical context.
Hear a podcast from BBC dealing with the idea and experience of Christian pilgrimage in Europe from the 12th to the 15th centuries, which figured so strongly in the imagination of the age.
View a video comparing Chaucer's Clerk's Tale and Sita's Ramayana, offered by Moira Fitzgibbons.