Some Links, Some Useful Resources..
Medieval Studies Links
Some Medieval, Renaissance Art Related Exhibits..
- The Galileo Project
examines the life and work of Galileo. It includes a extensive
collection of over 600 detailed biographies on members of the
scientific community in the 16th and 17th cen, among other resources.
- Regia Anglorum. Anglo-Saxon,
Viking, Norman, and British living history (905-1066). Contains lots
of useful articles about armour, weapons, ironworking, pottery, and
- The Alchemy Virtual Library
has everything you ever wanted to know about alchemy.
Aberdeen Bestiary Project has digitalized the Aberdeen Bestiary,
a manuscript made in England around 1200. Translations from the
original latin, and commentary have also been included.
- Renaissance Dante in
Print exhibits various manuscripts of the Divine Comedy, its
reception during the renaissance, and impact on the history of the
printed early modern book.
- The Art of
Renaissance Science focuses on the relationship between art and
science during the renaissance.
Engineers exhibits the work, and innovation, of artist-engineers
in the Renaissance, with emphasis given to the works of Filippo
Brunelleschi, the Sienese engineers Taccola and Francesco di
Giorgio, and Leonardo da Vinci.
- Medieval Manuscript
Leaves is a beautiful exhibition illustrating the art of the
Renaissance & Reformation is an exhibition tracing the history of
- The Electric
Renaissance offers a glimpse into renaissance society.
is devoted to medieval manuscripts.
- Images of Medieval Art and
Architecture is an extensive collection of images about art,
architecture, and maps of old cities and towns.
Camelot Project is devoted to Arthurian texts. It contains
an extensive collection of text, images, and resources.
Robin Hood Project is devoted to Robin Hood stories and other
outlaw tales. It contains an extensive collection of text, and images.
Knights Templar Preceptory Portcullis.
- Roman Scotland:
Outpost of an Empire. An encampment in 2nd cen Scotland.
Percy: The Lost Medieval Village. An abandoned peasant village.
Architecture at Isfahan. Examples of islamic architecture. A
glossary of terms is also available.
- Gargoyles, Then and Now.
History and symbolism of gargoyles.
Through the Ages, and also a
- Castles on the
Web is devoted to castles. A glossary of terms is available.
- A History
Arms and Armor of Imperial Austria.
to English Renaissance Literature is an image-oriented introduction
to the subject.
and Public Health in Renaissance Europe documents the arrival,
impact and response to the problem of epidemic disease in Western
Europe between 1348 and 1530.
- The Tyburn
Tree: Public Executions in Early Modern England.
- A big list of art
resources on the net.
Others.. useful and otherwise..
- Knighthood, Chivalry, and
Tournaments Resource Library is devoted to chivalry. Among other
things, there is an arms and armour glossary, and another for knighthood,
chivalry, and tournaments.
- Medieval Arms and
Armoury Studies. There is a useful article about the arms and
armour of the Byzantine empire. The article seems useful because it
describes the different types of weapons used, and includes a glossary.
However, the article doesn't cite any references.
- The Arador Armour
Library has a pictures of armour, and a glossary of terms.
- Footwear of
the Middle Ages has articles on the origin, and manufacture of
various types of footwear from not just from the middle ages. It also
includes a glossary.
- Bryan's Rapier
Page is devoted to the rapier. It includes etext, and images.
- The Tale of the
Trebuchet shows you how to build your own siege engine.
- Some Archery
Articles are indexed here.
- Medieval Archery Research
Project has technical info, and a history of the crossbow.
Parchment & Vellum briefly discusses parchment making.
- Heraldica is an
excellent resource on heraldry.
of Heraldic Terms. A glossary of heraldry terms.
- Island is about Irish
history, folklore, and literature.
Symbolism in Celtic Mythology.
and Folklore links.
- The Mead
Maker's Page has everything you need to know to make mead. It
also includes a glossary of terms.
- Gorton's Entomological Home
Page. Basic introduction to insects.
- An Encyclopedia
of Bugs is designed for kids, but useful nonetheless.
- Gaukler Medieval
Wares has many reproductions of medieval objects.
- Viking Age Art and
Artifacts. A few reproductions of some Viking jewelry.
- A Dictionary
of Herbs lists a few, their history, cultivation, and medicinal use.
- The Textile
Dictionary lists the many types of textiles in use today
- Epicurious Dictionary of cooking ingredients.
- Guide to
Specialty Produce. Not about medieval foods, but just something
interesting to look at.
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