Category Archives: Art, Medieval

Medieval Art: Top Databases

These are the top Medieval Art-specific databases that we recommend looking in for articles. If you’re not entirely sure yet what you need, try checking out the list of “General” databases; they’re often the best place to start. Also, try clicking “Art” or “Humanities” in the drop-down menu.

Keep going to the bottom of this list to see the rest of our Medieval Art databases, as well as a list at the very end of other online and book sources you may find useful.

Art Full-Text
Articles from international publications; now with expanded coverage of Latin American, Canadian, Asian, and other non-Western art, new artists, contemporary art, exhibition reviews, and feminist criticism.

Bibliography of the History of Art
Has not been updated since 2007! From the J. Paul Getty Trust. Covers material published in art journals between 1975 and 2007.

Medieval Art: More Resources

Online Resources

Ancient History Sourcebook: from Fordham University, a collection of online texts covering: Late Antiquity, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, Israel, Greece, the Hellenistic World, Human Origins, Rome, and Christian Origins. Includes visual and audio material!

Artist profiles: Giorgio Vasari, Giotto di Bondone, Hieronymus Bosch, Jan van Eyck, and Rogier van der Weyden. a virtual catalog for art history that searches (among others) the Frick Art Reference Library, the Getty Research Institute Library and the Metropolitan Museum

Catalogue of Digitized Medieval Manuscripts
Search for fully digitized manuscripts by date, location of archive/library, author, language, or specific search term.

Cloisters at the Metropolitan Museum of Art contains lots of images

Contains digital images of Medieval manuscripts (D is for digital)

Illuminated Manuscript Images from the University of Oxford’s Bodleian Library

Images of Medieval Art and Architecture, including images from France and England and a glossary of architectural terms/images.

The Legacy of Aldus Manutius and his press: In Aedibus Aldi from Brigham Young University’s Harold B. Lee Library

The International Center of Medieval Art

The Internet Medieval Sourcebook

The Lindisfarne Gospels Tour, courtesy of the British Library

Monarchs and Monasteries: Knowledge and Power in Medieval France. Part of the Library of Congress exhibit “Creating French Culture: Treasures from the Bibliotheque National de France”

ORB: the Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies, written and maintained by medieval scholars for the benefit of their fellow instructors and serious students. All articles have been judged by at least two peer reviewers.

Perseus Project: the Perseus Project is a digital library of works from the Greek and Roman classical world, containing primary and secondary sources, as well as dictionaries and other reference works.

In the Library

The Dictionary of Art
Grove / Ref N31 .D5 1996 (34 volumes)

Dictionary of the Middle Ages
Scribner / Ref D114 .D5 1982 (13 volumes, 1 suppl.)

The Oxford Companion to Christian Art
Oxford University Press/ Ref N7830 .M87 1996