Comprehensive national dictionaries of biography are available for many European countries, in some cases online. These often include biographies of medieval figures. For more information see the Biographies Reference Guide.
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The handbook consists of four parts. The first, large section offers articles on all of the main disciplines and discussions of the field. The second section presents articles on the key concepts of modern medieval studies and the debates therein. The third section is a lexicon of the most important text genres of the Middle Ages. The fourth section provides an international bio-bibliographical lexicon of the most prominent medievalists in all disciplines. A comprehensive bibliography rounds off the compendium. The result is a reference work which exhaustively documents the current status of research in medieval studies and brings the disciplines and experts of the field together.
Oxford Reference Online includes more than 50,000 additional in-depth, scholarly articles from titles in the acclaimed Oxford Companions series, plus all 20,000 quotations from the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations.
Drawing on the expertise of 26 distinguished scholars, this important volume covers the major issues in the study of medieval Europe, highlighting the significant impact the time period had on cultural forms and institutions central to European identity. Examines changing approaches to the study of medieval Europe, its periodization, and central themes Includes coverage of important questions such as identity and the self, sexuality and gender, emotionality and ethnicity, as well as more traditional topics such as economic and demographic expansion; kingship; and the rise of the West Explores Europe's understanding of the wider world to place the study of the medieval society in a global context
Call Number: Art Reference DS36.85 .M434 2006 v. 1-2
Alphabetical and thematic list of entries. Includes maps and illustrations, each entry provides a bibliography for further reading. Covers the Islamic Middle Ages from the sixth through seventeenth centuries and the geographic regions of Northern Africa, Middle East, and South Asia.
Washington, D.C.: Catholic University Press of America, 1996
A new standard guide to the Latin language and literature of the period from C.A.D 200 to 1500. Comprehensive in scope, this guide to the learned lingua franca of western Europe satisfies a longstanding need for a reference tool in English that focusses on medieval latinity in all of its specialized aspects. It provides introductions to, and bibliographic orientations in, all the main areas of Medieval Latin language, literature, and scholarship.