Middle Ages Resources

Love in Lit./Arts | Abelard/Heloise | Apollonius | Aucassin et N | Carmina Burana | Chaucer | Chretien de Troyes | Christine de Pizan | Dietrich v.d.Gletze | Fabliaux | Flore and Blanche | Gottfried von S. | Hartmann vA | Herzog Ernst | Hildebrandslied | Hrosvita of...

Why History I

Reasons for the study of history by Peter N. Stearns Why history, Good highlights and explanations by Gerhard Rempel Why History - political and philosophical considerations Ethical Culture

Arts

Van EyckArt Museums, onlineSamuel Kress Collection, MoA, UoA 360degrees walking throughArt from the late antiquity (Ravenna)Altarpieces       BalkansGhent AltarpieceFurtmayr, BertholdGerman Imperial Crown        Extensive ListsGlossaryIllustrated BartschBayeux...

Why History II

This is a brief collection of thoughts on history and its importance for us today, culled from the web and printed sources.  I do not necessarily identify with them, but find them thought-provoking and certainly wise in their own way.  For more extensive discussions,...

Antiquity

Woerterbuch/Dictionary Georges Boethius Roman Emperors The World of Classical Rome    Link Collection Women in Roman Antiquity (Agrippina), plus family trees  Everyday Life    Mythology    Maps   Maps II  Maps III Photos Antiquity (UPenn) World Map of the Middle East...

Middle Ages

Why study the Middle Ages?  According to Kent Emery, jr., "[a]rtistic expression, in the strict sense, 'perfects nature,' liberates the human spirit from the 'bare necessities' of its animal and cultural existence, and, moreover, shows 'disdain' for them.  So delicate...

Manuscripts

Wasserzeichen: http://www.ksbm.oeaw.ac.at/wz/wzma.php http://watermark.kb.nl/ French and other medieval mss. (extremely useful, ALIMA) Handschriftencensus Marburger Repetorium Ambraser Heldenbuch Die Hausbucher der Nurnberger Zwolfbruederstiftung Swiss mss., or in...

Baroque

Greiffenberg (poems); Greiffenberg (meditations Architecture  Architecture in Germany Dresden: Zwinger Baroque-2    Art More Links Paintings San Giovanni in Laterano (Rome) Ludwigsburg Wieskirch (almost Rococo) Würzburger Dom, Rundumblick...

Maps

WorldPeutinger World MapChanging map of Europe from the twelfth through 2011Europe    World Maps Historical Maps   Huge Collection of Maps II IIIGerman Site with lots of Historical MapsMaps for Medieval Europe and the RenaissanceWorld Maps       Medieval...

Everyday Life

Wide range of sources for the entire period Everyday Aspects of the Middle Ages Introduction, maps, texts - quite useful Middle Ages for young folks Freilichtmuseum Funkenburg, Thuringen Freilichtmuseum Klein Koeris, Brandenburg Sagnlandet Lejre People, History,...

Literature

Apollonius MHD Lyrik Gottfried von Strassburg Tristan Tree Chaucer, CT, digital version free to leaf through MEMGS (The Medieval and Early Modern German Studies Network) Nibelungenlied (Bartsch) Old French Dictionary Dictionaries: Dictionnaire de l’occitan médiévale...

Jews

History of Jews 69 C.E. to the Present Barbara Stevenson's webpage Juden und der Schwarze Tod (in German, excellent bibliography, maps, and illustrations) History 1st-14th Centuries History 14th-17th Centuries Drawing of the ugly Jew in the Swedish church of...

Music

Beowulf and Nibelungenlied  performanceIntroduction to Early Music Introduction II  CB Lyrics   Carl Orff (good intro plus visuals)  Orff III        CB video    CB Amor/Dies/Stetit Puella    CB and Excalibur    CB for commercial II  (gatorade)  CB for commercial III...

Philosophy

Meister Eckhart Society - good introLife and WorksQuotes from his WorksBackground and Context (German site)Dictionary of the History of IdeasJohn of Salisbury I  JoS II  JoS IIIDenis Foulechat reads John of Salisbury: Paris, 14th century,Manuscripts Department,...

Winter Poems

ANCIENT, MEDIEVAL, AND EARLY MODERN WINTER POETRYREADING BYMEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA MEDIEVAL, RENAISSANCE, AND REFORMATION COMMITTEE (UAMARRC)NOV. 14, 2005, 6-8 P.M., UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA, ILC 140. Funded by COH. Organized by Albrecht Classen, Dept. of...

Spain

Links for Medieval Spain:American Historical Research on Medieval SpainChronologySourcebookHistory of Medieval SpainCatalan ManuscriptsIslamic Conquest of SpainMapsEspana medievalImagenesFotos de SiguenzaPhotosValencia

Violence

Please take note: This collection of web links with illustrations was assembled as a resource for the academic study of violence in the Middle Ages.  To study violence critically, to examine its causes, effects, and consequences, however, is the first crucial step...

Women of the Middle Ages

Compiuta Donzella. Talk by Prof. F. Alfie, intro. by Prof. A. Classen Women in Art: a 3-minute online video Frauen in der deutschen Literaturgeschichte Literature Hildegard von Bingen Mechthild of Magdeburg, text MYSTICISM Art and Music Introductory article Religion...

Castles

International Conference on Castles and Their Imagination in the Middle Ages, Sept. 15-16, 2007, Werfen, south of Salzburg: "DIE IMAGINÄRE BURG Eine andere Kulturgeschichte". Öffentliche interdisziplinäre Tagung 15./16. September 2007 in A-5450 Werfen (südlich von...

Recording MHG

READING OF MIDDLE HIGH GERMAN TEXTSby Albrecht Classen, University of ArizonaOriginal Texts in Middle High GermanCopyright: web-based textsDer von Kürenberg and subsequent texts:http://www.fh-augsburg.de/~harsch/germanica/Chronologie/d_saec12.htmlNibelungenlied:...

Illustrations

Wars and Crusades                    British Library: Turn a page French History King Edward the Confessor Koninjklijche Bibliotheek Scandinavian picture databases Illustrations - World Chronicle German Imperial Crown    Charles IV Cantigas de Santa Maria (music...

Spring Poems

PROFESSOR ALBRECHT CLASSENMy Courses at the University of ArizonaCome along on my medieval travel course in Europe during May/June (every year, with changing itineraries!) Medieval and Renaissance Spring PoemsRead by Members of theUniversity of Arizona Medieval,...

Middle Ages

Why study the Middle Ages?  According to Kent Emery, jr., "[a]rtistic expression, in the strict sense, 'perfects nature,' liberates the human spirit from the 'bare necessities' of its animal and cultural existence, and, moreover, shows 'disdain' for them.  So delicate...

Recording of late medieval German women's poetry

The texts reproduced below are contained in my two books, 'Mein seel fang an zu singen'. Religiöse Frauenlieder des 15.-16. Jahrhunderts (2002), and Deutsche Frauenlieder des fünfzehnten und sechzehnten Jahrhunderts (1999). I have recorded a selection from both...

Women of the Reformation

Argula von Grumbach: To the University of Ingolstadt, Sept. 20, 1523 Image Medallion Coat of Arms -- Ain Christenlichen schrifft -- An ain Ersamen weysen Rat -- Dem Durchleuchtigsten Hochgeboren Fursten -- Wie ein christliche Frau -- Eyn Antwort in gedicht weyss...

Paracelsus

Paracelsus: Coelum Philosophorum Intro: Wikipedia intro II Quotes from Paracelsus Paracelsus's alchemy Paracelsus's theological texts Medical Texts

Class schedule

SYLLABUS  Top Hat join code: 216280 Please do all your assigned readings before we meet in class so we can assure a dedicated and engaged conversation together to achieve the highest learning effect. Dates will be adjusted for the Fall 2024 semester. Most important...