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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View lectures by leading Syriac scholars contextualizing the important Syriac theologian and church leader Jacob of Serugh.
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
Listen to a podcast with the latest reviews on books and advancements in the field of Armenian Studies.
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.
Access a reference sheet for understanding common symbols found in early medieval Latin manuscripts.
Access publications in the field of medieval manuscript studies.
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 an exhibit on the New Testament Book of Revelation through medieval and Renaissance objects produced after about 1100 C.E.
Browse (and contribute to) a truncated version of Wikipedia translated into Middle English.
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.
Listen to a a podcast series delving into the history, legacy and future of the Bayeux Tapestry.
Discover the entire Bayeux Tapestry following online the 70 meter-long embroidered canvas which tells the story of the conquest of England in 1066.
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.