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Medieval European Resources
Page from a Pocket Bible, France, ca. 1250;
The oldest Pocket Bible in South Carolina
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Please note that items in bold are described in the Library's online catalog and you will need to review the catalog to obtain the call number of each item.

I. Manuscripts

Original manuscripts from A Teaching Collection of Medieval Manuscripts
  • Pocket Bible, From northern France, probably Paris, ca. 1250.
  • Justinian, Corpus iuris civilis, From southern France, ca. 1275.
  • Folio Bible, From Italy, ca. 1300.
  • Book of Hours, From western France, possibly Chartres or Poitiers, ca. 1390.
  • Psalter, From southern England, ca. 1420.
  • Capitulary, From southern France or Italy, ca. 1425.
  • Breviary, From Italy, ca. 1425.
  • Miniature Book of Hours, From Northern France, ca. 1450.
  • Gradual, From Spain, ca. 1450.
  • Hymnal for Holy Week, From Central Italy, ca. 1450.
  • Lectionary, From Italy, ca. 1450.
  • Missal (Temporale), From Northern Italy, probably Milan, ca. 1450.
  • Kalendar Leaf from a Book of Hours, From northern France, ca. 1480.
  • Missal (Sanctorale), From western Germany, possibly even southwest Germany or Switzerland, ca. 1500-1525.
  • Book of Hours, From France, ca. 1500.
Other original manuscripts
  • Original leaves from famous Bibles: nine centuries 1121-1935 A.D. collected and assembled by Otto F. Ege, 1930
II. Books and Published Materials
  • Comédies de Térence; reproduction des 151 dessins du Manuscrit Latin 7899 de la Bibliothèque Nationale facsimile, 1907
  • The Bayeux tapestry facsimile, 1958
  • Sermones Ratherii Episcopi Veronensis editor Benny R. Reece, 1969
  • Cantigas de Santa Maria, Alfonso X el Sabio (1221-1284), facsimile, 1979
  • Medieval Europe: a short sourcebook, editor C. Warren Hollister, 1982
  • Great Domesday, facsimile, 1986
  • Cantigas of Santa María, Alfonso X el Sabio (1221-1284), CD sound recording, 1987
  • Hildegard von Bingen's Physica: the complete English translation of her classic work on health and healing, translated from the Latin by Priscilla Throop; illustrations by Mary Elder Jacobsen, 1998
  • The Egerton Genesis Mary Coker Joslin and Carolyn Coker Joslin Watson, 2001
  • The Luttrell psalter: a facsimile commentary by Michelle P. Brown, 2006
  • The Illuminated Manuscript Janet Backhouse, 2006
  • A census of medieval manuscripts in South Carolina Collections Scott Gwara, 2007
  • The Archimedes codex: how a medieval prayer book is revealing the true genius of antiquity's greatest scientist, Reviel Netz, William Noel, 2007
  • Pages from the past [sound recording] : lecture by Dr. Scott Gwara, with performance by University Chorus Jan. 17, 2008
  • The Gilded Page: the history and technique of manuscript gilding Kathleen P. Whitley, 2010
III. Reference and Other Materials in the Main Library
  • History of the ancient & medieval world, editor, Henk Dijkstra, 1996, Reference Collection
  • Encyclopedia of the Crusades, by Alfred J. Andrea, 2003, Reference Collection
  • Atlas of the medieval world, Rosamond McKitterick, 2004, Reference Collection
  • Marvellous to behold: miracles in medieval manuscripts, Deirdre Jackson, 2007, General Collection
  • Picturing piety: the book of hours, Roger S. Wieck with Sandra Hindman and Ariane Bergeron-Foote, 2007, General Collection
  • The university in medieval life, 1179-1499, Hunt Janin, 2008, General Collection
  • The cultural context of medieval music, Nancy van Deusen, 2011, Music Library General Collection
  • The practice of the Bible in the Middle Ages: production, reception, & performance in Western Christianity, edited by Susan Boynton and Diane J. Reilly, 2011, General Collection
  • War and the making of medieval monastic culture, Katherine Allen Smith, 2011, General Collection
  • An introduction to medieval theology, Rik van Nieuwenhove, 2012, General Collection
  • The companion to medieval society, Franco Cardini; translated by Corrado Federici, 2012, General Collection
  • Understanding medieval primary sources: using historical sources to discover medieval Europe, edited by Joel T. Rosenthal, 2012, General Collection
IV. Online Resources at Furman
V. Web Sites
  • The ORB: online medieval studies textbooks, links, teaching resources, E-texts, and more. "The ORB is an academic site, written and maintained by medieval scholars for the benefit of their fellow instructors and serious students."
  • Internet Medieval Sourcebook at Fordham University Multimedia, full texts online, guides, etc.
  • TEAMS Middle English texts: online database of Middle English texts published for TEAMS (The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages)
  • The Online Medieval and Classical Library Part of the Berkeley Digital Library, OMACL is a collection of important literary works of Classical and Medieval civilization.
  • manuscriptlink: An international collaboration, seeks to recover a “lost” medieval library by gathering, aggregating, and describing the dispersed components of dismembered manuscripts, and by presenting digital images of them as virtual codices in a robust interactive online forum.