Medieval History

A guide to the library's key pre-1500 historical research collections and databases.

Welcome to the My Subject page for Medieval History. French Book of Hours 15th/16th century

This page highlights some of the key resources available to you.





Key Databases

David Wilson Library

  • The main History section is 940-999 on floor 3, blue zone of the library.
  • Primary Source collections can be found at 941E-973E on floor 3, yellow zone.
  • Incunabula:
    Bibles and other books printed before 1501 available to view in Special Collections.
  • Medieval Manuscript Collection:
    MSS 7-15, 17-18, 20-22 are available to view in Special Collections.
  • Special Collections for History Dissertations:
    Guide to resources and suggested research projects, for undergraduate and postgraduate medieval history dissertation students.

Primary Sources

Other Sources

  • Guttenberg Bible:
    Digital versions from the British Library, with notes on the history of the bible and printing.
  • Mappa Mundi:
    Digital map of medieval world from Hereford Cathedral.
  • Patrologia Latina:
    Works of the Church Fathers from Tertullian in 200AD to the death of Pope Innocent III in 1216AD.
  • Reading Old Documents:
    Series of online tutorials from the National Archives on how to read Latin and palaeography (old handwriting).


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