Medieval & Renaissnace Studies

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Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain

Provides coverage of all the literatures present in the British Isles regardless of language from 449 1541. Old and Middle English, Anglo-Norman, Latin, French, and Celtic literature are included. Entries also cover book history, places, historical events, political and religious persons of importance to the understanding of literature and literary culture in the British Isles. Provides an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approach to medieval literature. Bibliographies and Further Readings at the end of each article.


Provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations (NDLTD), this resource is building a comprehensive gateway to all doctoral and master-level theses and dissertations, many openly accessible, by harvesting the information from repositories throughout the world.

Early European Books

Traces the history of printing in Europe from its origins through to the close of the seventeenth century, offering full-color, high-resolution facsimile images of rare and hard-to-access printed sources. It provides scholars with new ways of accessing and exploring all works printed in Europe before 1701, drawing together a diverse array of printed sources, regardless of language, as well as works published further afield. Developed and produced in close collaboration with scholars, rare book librarian, bibliographers, and other experts from the library world, this resource opens the door to some of the world’s most significant collections of early printed books. The collection has been developed in partnership with The Royal Library – Det Kongelige Bibliotek (Copenhagen, Denmark), National Central Library in Florence – Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze (Florence, Italy), The National Library – Koninklijke Bibliotheek (The Hague, The Netherlands), Wellcome Library (London, UK) and National Library of France – Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France).

Patrologia Orientalis

Provides a comprehensive collection of the writings by eastern Church Fathers in Syriac, Armenian, Arabic, Coptic, Ge’ez, Georgian, and Slavonic. Complements the Latin and Greek patrologies published in the 19th century. The full- text translations are searchable in the language into which the text was translated in the Patrologia Orientalis and the reader can check the translation with the original text visible alongside as a non-searchable PDF file. The interface allows for browsing of works, as well as searching, and retrieved passages may be downloaded as a PDF.

Shakespeare in Performance: Prompt Books from the Folger Shakespeare Library

As a record of how an individual production of Shakepeare’s plays were marked up for performance, the prompt book is a record of the interpretation given by that performance. This collection records the adaptations, changes, and interpretations made for performances of 34 of Shakespeare’s plays from the late 17th century to the 1970’s. Includes other supporting materials (playbills, costume and lighting designs, music scores, photographs, etc.). In addition, 17 of the most significant performance of Shakepeare are studied via in-depth case studies. Supporting research includes essays by scholars in the field, an interactive chronology, side-by-side comparisons of two prompt books, and biographies of famous Shakespearean actors and directors. Search by keyword, advanced search features, or browse the image gallery. “My Archive” feature allows for building collections in support of individual research or classroom needs.

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Gale Artemis. Literary Sources

Provides a single search site for seven different and very useful full-text resources in literature covering biography and criticism of major authors and literary works from classical Greek and Roman literature to contemporary works; all languages and most countries are represented. Among the individual titles included are: Contemporary Authors (biographical information and lists of published works), Dictionary of Literary Biography (in- depth essays on an author’s life and influences, and his/ her works), Literature Criticism Online (excerpts from critical essays and reviews of major works from poetry, drama, prose, and short story, and children’s literature), the Scribner Writers Series and the Twayne’s Authors Series (which provide in-depth book-length studies of an author and her works), Something About the Author (information on children’s authors and illustrators), and other sources with briefer information. Search all titles at once or select individual title(s) via a checkbox. Simple keyword search or advanced search by author, specific work, and subject. Limits by document type (article, book, etc.), language of publication, and date.

Early European Books: Printed Sources to 1700

Diverse array of printed sources from the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries. Opens the door to some of the world’s most significant collections of early printed books. All works printed in Europe before 1701, regardless of language, fall within the scope of the project, together with all pre-1701 works in European languages printed further afield. Builds upon and complements Early English Books Online (EEBO) and is largely concerned with non-Anglophone materials; however, books in English or printed in the English-speaking world that are already represented in EEBO are not omitted from Early European Books where they form an integral element of the predominantly non-Anglophone collections that have been made available for digital capture. Full-colour, high-resolution (400 ppi) facsimile images scanned directly from the original printed sources. Each item in the collection is captured in its entirety, complete with its binding, edges, endpapers, blank pages, and any loose inserts.

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Dictionary of Renaissance Latin from Prose Sources

Records the vocabulary of over 230 Latin prose authors from different regional backgrounds and gives translations in French and English in approximately 11,000 entries. A standard tool not only for Latinists and neo-Latinists, but also for historians, philosophers, theologians, historians of law, and intellectual historians working in the fields of Humanism, the Renaissance, the Reformation and Counter-Reformation.

Web of Science Core Collection

The Baylor Libraries recently acquired additional backfiles for this resource, moving the years of indexed content to 1965 to present for the Science Citation Index and the Social Sciences Citation Index.  Previously, the indexed content was 1970 to present).

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