Web site addresses for Europe and the Near East from ca 400 AD to 1500 AD.
You can use this as a handy reference page to reach ORB and other sites. These
are some of the more useful locations for information on medieval history.
Although we have some of the most important sites, ORB, Labrynth, Byzantine
Studies, Medieval Source Book, and Castles on the Web, we obviously need many
more. Last changed on 5 December 1997. Please send comments and corrections to
ORB Created by Caroline Schriber at Rhodes College, this has to be one of
the first places to look for information on medieval history. It is not only an
outstanding central location with many links, but also the main page for an
organization seeking to expand medieval studies and research sources.
Horus Links At UC Riverside, this is a listing of web sites related to
Discussion For a listing of academic discussion groups.
To join a discussion group on reenactment of medieval life send email to
"email@example.com" with no subject line and the text
"subscribe histrenact - firstname last name."
Military History for many links relating to medieval military history .
Labyrinth A World Wide Web Server for Medieval Studies: Sponsored by
Georgetown University. The premier source for general references to the entire
middle ages, with sub-pages by topical and national categories.
World Wide Web (CERN Home Page)
Kansas University of Kansas: Index of Medieval Studies Bibliographies
Internet Medieval Sourcebook by Paul Halsall. This is also accessed via
ORB. It is a growing list of full documents. One of the must see collections on
the web. This is a model of kind for the presentation of important original
texts and documents for use in courses.
Map images The Siebold collection contains 120 medieval, 246 late medieval,
and 290 Renaissance maps as well as documents discussing cartography of that
British Library Maps
Large Maps At Pittsburg Univ.
Harvard maps of the Hundred Year's War.
Other General Medieval
WWW Medieval Resources
Manuscripts, texts & articles relating to the Middle Ages
Tingler list An extremely comprehensive listing organized by general topic
area. This one site alone probably has links to practically everything needed
for the study of medieval history.
Timeline Ancient and medieval Church Timeline and Links.
Reynhout Lucien Reynhout's web page for medieval Latin and other
Medieval and Renaissance Studies Medieval and Renaissance Studies The
program in Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Medieval and Renaissance Food with cook books, recipes, menus and related
Medieval history from Iowa.
Medieval history from Stephane POUYLLAU.
Medieval Home Pages Medieval Home Pages Directory Steven J. Killings' Home
Page Libellum Mundi: A Short Guide to Medieval Resources on the World Wide
Web... The Medieval Institute's Home Page.
Medieval History Medieval History Book of Kells Trinity College, Dublin - 7
images University of British Columbia University of Indiana - 5 images
University of New Brunswick Cassiodorus The Council of Remiremont - a twelfth
century mock church council.
Related Readings: Medieval and Renaissance Studies Medieval and
Renaissance Studies: Ambrosiana Archive, University of Notre Dame The Atrium:
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts Bryn Mawr Medieval Review The Canterbury
Tales Project "Council of Remiremont"--hypertext of a 12th-century
Medieval Images Medieval Images Directory Dscriptorium A collection of
Medieval Manuscript Images... Piers Plowman Facsimiles Facsimiles of selected
Piers Plowman manuscripts... The Hill Monastic Manuscript Library.
Medieval History resources at Univ. Sheffield, UK.
Vikings home page Information on Viking history and museum exhibits. There
are an amazing number of links to other Viking pages.
Anglo-Saxon and Viking topics
Vikings The World of the Vikings
Vikings at Vassar/
The World of the Vikings Useful information about the Vikings.
Viking Culture and Norse Civilisation The World of Vikings Project.
Varangian Guard The site for those interested in this famous Byzantine army
unit recruited from Scandinavians.
Ecole Initiative The Ecole Initiative (The Early Church On-Line
Encyclopedia Initiative) is currently seeking articles on Church history from
the origins of Christianity to the Reformation. If you think you might be
interested in assisting in this attempt to create a hypertext encyclopedia on
the internet, please visit the Ecole homepage. It is another outstanding model
of what is being created.
Amiens Cathedral Medieval history and architecture created by a special
project at Columbia University. A spectacular collection of photos and computer
generated graphics display not only the cathedral as it appears today, but also
how it looked during construction. The project seeks to show the relationship
between theology, geometry and architecture. Everything here has a place and
everything is in its proper place. Stunning effort!
Online Reference book for Medieval Studies
The SCA Library It has historical material on a wide variety of every-day
topics such as archery, food, drink, music and poetry.
Teaching through Living History (on how to hold a demonstration)
Modern Aviso A journal for the period 1560-1705 especially catering to
reenactments with historical accuracy.
Pre-1620 Historical and Literary Texts
Medieval Information on various topics from ordinary life such as
entertainment, books, history, cooking, botany, and heraldry.
Articles concerned with the Middle Ages including the Dark Ages, games,
famous women, religion, and timelines.
Medieval and Renaissance Weddings Information
Costumes The History of Costumes with illustratons.
A useful text article.
Gale's Costuming Page
Lacemaker's Home Page
Costuming FAQ from newsgroup rec.crafts.textiles.
Glass bead-making FAQ from newsgroup rec.crafts.beads.
Metalworking FAQ from newsgroup rec.crafts.metalworking
Games Medieval and Renaissance Games
Exhibition about the Vatican
Slavic region Slavic and Eastern European region during the middle ages.
Middle Eastern topics
The Gilded Pearl on the 15th to 17th centuries.
Illuminations from the age of Charles V (1338-1380)
Bodleian Library (Oxford University)
History Computerization Project
Medieval Science Homepage
The Early Church On-Line Encyclopedia
Knights Hospitaller (ancient and modern)
Victoria and Albert Museum in London contains artifacts from all historical
Celtic history Celtic History has links to other Celtic pages.
Byzantine Studies. Another major effort by Paul Halsall. When does the
fellow have time for his PhD studies?
Dumbarton Oaks This site features books on Byzantine studies at this
Arthurian Resources on the Internet
Ki ng Arthur A new WWW page dedicated to Arthurian studies, produced by
Alan Lupack of the University of Rochester, and the staff of the Robbins
England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland
Kings of England This will give you the Kings of England in chronological
Magna Carta - Text
National Trust The Unofficial National Trust page contains information,
pictures and location maps for National Trust properties in England.
Chronique The Journal of Chivalry. The Knighthood, Tournaments and
Chivalry library is intended to foster discussions relating to these topics in
both a historical and re-enactors context, using a mixture of philosophical
questions, essays, articles, translations and reviews to foster a continuing
dialog on history and ethics.
Richard III Society This is the home page for the society. It contains
links to information about the society and its varied activities.
Hastings Text and illustrations from the reenactment of this battle in
The Bayeux Tapestry Visit this splendid visual source.
Secrets of the Norman Invasion Includes the Domesday Survey
Asgard Medieval Vacation Farm As in the halls of mythical Asgard , ASGARD
MEDIEVAL VACATION FARM offers many venues to "experience the past."
Open in May, 1996, Asgard Medieval Vacation Farm is a place to come and play;
to learn about the Middle Ages , to get back to nature, animals.
Mary Rose Mary Rose Virtual Maritime Museum: On July 9th, 1545, the
four-masted warship Mary Rose slipped her moorings and made for sea to engage
the French fleet in the English Channel. With King Henry VIII, Catherine his
wife, and most of the English court watching, the Mary Rose sank in the Solent
due to a freak sailing accident, taking from 400 to as many as 700 officers and
men to their deaths. Now, almost 450 years to the date, the Mary Rose sails
again, this time on the Internet. The "Virtual Museum" combines text
and color images assembled by the Trust's staff of archaeologists and
preservationists. Internet "visitors" can learn all about the history
of this rare Tudor-period warship, the oldest of its type ever recovered,
including the successful efforts to raise the remains of her hull in the
1980's. That hull and over a thousand artifacts are now on display at the Mary
Rose Museum in Portsmouth, along with other treasures of British naval history,
including HMS Victory, Lord Nelson's flagship. This is another model of its
Old English words
Academic Study of Old English
Regia Regia Anglorum reenactment of early medieval life.
Medieval Welsh Documents mostly in Welsh.
Heraldry in Germany
Medieval Archery Research Project
De Klauwaerts The site for medieval reenactment in Flanders prepared by
Walter Van Opstal has much interesting material on medieval history.
NFPS early medieval reenactment group
Recreating history reenactment group
Medieval Paris The history of Paris during the reign of Philip-Augustus
(1180-1123), the wall he built around the capital, the architecture, trade,
education, various other subjects of the life of Parisians at that time.
Le Poulet Gauche on 16th century France.
Medieval Book of Hours of Le Duc de Berry Illustrated calendar section.
As with any topic one wants to research on the Web, castles poses a problem
of definition for the search engine. If one uses keywords "castle and
history" with Excite, for instance, the engine returns 1,743,343 hits,
many of the top ones are for specific castles. With this in mind, if you know
what castle in particular you want, use the name immediately. For instance,
Kenilworth Castle returns 105 hits and even Deal Castle gets 10 sites. If you
want information on castles in a particular country, then use that in the
keywords. The following addresses have been found of some interest.
Castlepage This is created by Robert Palmer and concerns England and Wales.
There are many nice photos of the selected castles.
Highland Park A fine collection of photos and information on castles in
Great Britain prepared by students at this Texas school. One can also jump back
to their efforts on medieval cathedrals and weapons and armor.
Camelot castles A large selection of castles in Britain arranged by region.
Early Fortifications A part of a variety of items prepared by Lief and
Maria Bennett. There are castles in England and Wales, medieval arms and armor
in museums, modern armor, a link to the Catapult museum and other places.
Castles George Welling's favorite castles with fine illustrations.
Castles of the World Has much information on many castles including:
Europe; Schloss Ambras, Anif, An Austrian Castle, Bratislava, Budapest
Parliament, Devin, Hluboka N. Vltavou, Karlstejn, Konopiste, Cesky Krumlov,
Powder Tower, Prague Castle, Hohensalzburg, Spielbergh Hrad. Japan: Himeji. I
was not able to access the last time I tried. Anyone having information on new
address, please email me.
Castles Castles on the Web: This is truly a 'labor of love'. All you could
want to know about castles including an extensive question and answer service.
The volume of material here is expanding rapidly, but already includes photos
and text descriptions, a glossary of castle terms, and much more. This is the
first place to go for information on castles.
Norman Castles Wayne Real's Discussion of Norman Castles.
Castles British Medieval Castle from Encyclopedia Britannia.
Torrione Castle: head-office of the Vialardi di Sandigliano Foundation and
its Center for Humanities, is an unusual example of a northern Italian private
fortress surviving from the Middle Ages with a dungeon built before 1147.
Kamianets-Podilsky For an extensive history of this medieval fortress city
once in Poland and now in Ukraine with photos of the castle and city
fortifications. This also has discussion of current archeological projects
being conducted there.
Levantine Castles An FTP site for information on these castles.Russian castles and medieval
fortifications. Go to Top.