Library resources

Medieval History

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Typical medieval book

Our library has outstanding collections for the study of the middle ages. The International Medieval Bibliography is produced at the University of Leeds and in support of this we have an extensive collection of books and journals relating to all aspects of the study of the medieval period. All series of the Early English Text Society are available. Electronic versions of key texts, and links to online sources for medieval studies are available through Medieval Sources Online.

Our Special Collections houses a fine collection of medieval manuscripts, many of which can now be viewed online.  The Parliament Rolls of Medieval England are available online and we have printed copies of the principal editions of the Domesday book, calendars of rolls and inquisitions, a complete set of The Pipe Roll Society and volumes from the publications of the Records Commission. The volumes of the Selden Society provide you with material for the study of later medieval law and there is a substantial collection of cartularies. Rymer's Foedera is also available, giving you access to documents relating to England's overseas relations. Patrologia Latina (for the writings of the church fathers) and the Cetedoc library of Christian Latin texts (including Corpus Christianorum) are available online.

We have probably the finest collection of editions of French medieval charters and chartularies in Great Britain, and an outstanding collection of edited source material for the study of medieval southern Italy and Sicily and the Crusades.

See our medieval manuscripts online, find out more about the International Medieval Bibliography, or download Medieval history texts.

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  1. Library resources
  2. Medieval History
  3. Eighteenth Century
  4. Race and Resistance
  5. Social and Cultural History
  6. Modern History