Franklin &  Marshall College Library

TDF 236: English Drama

Medieval England: an Encyclopedia

Ref. DA 129.M43 1998
This encyclopdeia features entries with bibliographies, an index, a list of all entries by category (e.g. Political Figures, Historical Events and Periods), maps, photographs and illustrations.

Dictionary of the Middle Ages

Ref. D 114 .D5 1982
This is a scholarly encyclopedia, with lengthy articles on all aspects of life during the Middle Ages. Most of the articles include a brief bibliography. Volume 13 is a comprehensive index to the entire set. Consult this volume for subject areas “England...” and “English...”

The Cambridge Medieval History

Ref. D 117 .C3
Each volume covers a separate time period; each contains approximately 20 lengthy chapters, separate bibliographies, an index, and maps.

The Shorter Cambridge Medieval History

Ref. D 117 .P75
A condensed and concise version of the original set, with new illustrations and genealogical tables.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe

Ref. D 117 .O94 1988
This book contains 6 lengthy essays on Northern Europe and the Mediterranean region. There is a separate bibliography, a chronology of events, and an index.

The Cambridge Historical Encyclopedia of Great Britain and Ireland
Ref. DA 34 C28 1985
Includes chapters detailing government and politics, the economy, society, and culture during the Medival period. There is a separate bibliography and a detailed index.

The Oxford Illustrated History of the British Monarchy

Ref. DA 40 .C29 1988
Features chapters discussing the nature of the monarchy in general, with detailed descriptions of each rules. There is a separate bibliography and a detailed index.

The London Encyclopedia

Ref. DA 679 .L78 1986
“Contains a record of London’s streets and buildings, people and events.” (Preface) Includes an index of people, plus a general index.

Other useful areas to look at:

Encyclopedia of Religion

Ref. BL 31 .E46 1986

Illustrated Encyclopedia of Mankind

Ref. GN 307 .I44 1990

New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians

Ref. ML 100 .N48

Dictionary of Art

Ref. N 31 .D5 1996

Handbooks and Manuals

Guide to the Study of Medieval History (Paetow)

Ref. Z 6203 P19 1980
A classified listing of sources on medieval history: bibliographies, reference works, modern historical works, and collections of original source materials. The second part of this book provides sources for a general history of the Middle Ages. Part 3 is devoted to medieval culture (and includes a separate chapter on the city of Paris).

Literature of Medieval History, 1930-1975:

Ref. Z 6203 .P19 1980
A Supplement to Louis John Paetow's Guide to the Study of Medieval History
An extensive updating of Paetow, following the same arrangement of materials.

Library Catalog

Conduct an “any word” try these nested examples:

medieval england and (education or learning)
medieval england and (religion or religious or morals or morality)
medieval england and (politics or political or government)

Indexes and Abstracts

Humanities Full Text
Indexes over 300 English-language periodicals covering classical studies, history, literature, performing arts, philosophy, and related fields. Covers 1984 to the present.

MLA Bibliography
The Modern Language Association's index of literature, languages, and folklore. Covers 1963 to the present.

Historical Abstracts
Comprehensive international historical coverage (excluding the U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Covers abstracts from 1954 to the present.

JSTOR (try to use Jstor as an index to find materials we have in print)
A collection of abstracts and articles from over 100 scholarly journals, many dating from the nineteenth-century to the last 4 or 5 years. Choose PRINT from within JStor to print articles at proper margin settings. You may need to go to SET PREFERENCES to select desired Printing preferences. Choose JPrint: Economy. You may need to install JPrint. Be aware that JStor articles can take a L-O-N-G time to print. See a Reference Librarian, or call 291-4217 if you need assistance.

Selected Journals in British History and Medieval Studies
British History Illustrated 1974-1979
• Continued by: British Heritage, 1979-
Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism 1988-
Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 1989-1995
• Continued by: Journal of Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies, 1996-
Medieval English Theatre 1979-1994

Interesting Web Sites

Internet Medieval Sourcebook: England
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/sbook1n.html
An online sourcebook featuring available public domain and copy-permitted texts. A part of the ORB (see below).

ORB: the Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies

http://orb.rhodes.edu/
Features an encyclopedia, full-text primary and secondary sources, and a collection of links to similar web resources.

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