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Mostly Medieval: Exploring the Middle Ages

After researching and writing a novel set in 13th century Scotland, Susan Wallace decided to develop a Web site that would contain information about heraldry, myths, religion, and medicine during the Middle Ages. The site is divided into seven thematic areas, including "Ballads," "Beasties," "Heraldry," and "Medicine." In the "Ballads" section, visitors can read a complete text version (or...
Performing Medieval Narrative Today: A Video Showcase

Faculty and staff from New York University's French Department and Bobst Library, with support from an anonymous donor, have created this site to present video clips of performances of medieval narratives. The intent of the site is to use performance to improve teaching medieval literature, since most medieval narratives were originally intended for performance. Video offerings include a performer...
Rose and Chess: Discover Two Reunited Medieval Manuscripts

Bringing together medieval manuscripts is always a good thing, and recently the University of Chicago brought two fascinating volumes back together. The first is a courtly romance (Le Roman de la Rose) and the other is a treatise on medieval society that uses the game of chess as its framework (Le Jeu des "checs moralis"). The two volumes were bound together, perhaps soon after they were created...
Mostly Medieval: Exploring the Middle Ages

Mostly Medieval accurately describes this webpage, and it's a rather fine potpourri of information related to the Middle Ages. The site was created by Susan Wallace as the result of a research for a novel set in 13th century Scotland. Visitors can make their way through sections such as "Ballads," "Beasties," "Book of Days," "God and War," and "Heraldry." The "Ballads" area is a nice place to...
Index of Medieval Medical Images

Images from medieval medical manuscripts held by major libraries - including the National Library of Medicine, Rosenbach Museum and Library, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Vermont, and Yale University - make up the Index of Medieval Medical Images. The indexing project began in 1988, and in 2001, a pilot project was started to digitize about 500 images and make them...
Europeana: Royal Book Collection

A number of libraries across Europe collaborate to make this spectacular Europeana online exhibit that "virtually reconstruct[s] the exceptional royal libraries of the Carolingian emperors, Charles V of France, and the Aragonese Kings of Naples." For each of these three libraries, visitors can explore an essay accompanied by digitized images from some of the books held in these libraries. For...