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*Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Home

This guide provides research advice and sources for work in Medieval and Renaissance studies.

Featured Resource

Dive into Medieval Family Life, a portal to primary sources about family life during the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. This resource provides an interactive map, galleries, family trees, and more!

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Try Zotero, a Firefox extension that helps you keep track of your research sources, manage your bibliographic citations, and generate a bibliography.


Welcome to the Medieval and Renaissance Studies research guide. This guide provides research guidance and access to resources for study in the field of Medieval studies and Renaissance studies. Use the tabs above to navigate through guides to different types of resources.

Click here to go to the Medieval and Renaissance Studies program website.

[Image is from a Fifteenth-century Flemish Book of Hours housed at Brandeis University Special Collections.]

Hone your skills

The online Palaeography Tutorial at the British National Archives site lets you practice your skill at reading handwriting (in English) from 1500-1800. The site includes practice documents of increasing difficulty, historical background, and much more. Also see the Interactive Album of Mediaeval Palaeography to practice your skills.

Learn Ancient Greek and Latin at Textkit, where you can download grammars, readers, and e-books to learn and practice your Greek and Latin skills.

Try the Roman Numerals Test at the Roman Numeral and Date Conversion with Roman Calculator website.

Calculate days of the week for old-style dates, determine the date of Easter, calculate regnal years for English monarchs, and more at Ian's Historical English Calendar.

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