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MEDVL 1101 Romans and Barbarians in Late Antiquity (Fall 2017): Published Primary Sources

A guide to library research


What makes a source

Depends on the topic;
it can be complicated. 

Talk specifics with faculty.

Very basic, simplistic definition:
What is a primary source?

Collections of Classical Texts Online

Published Primary Sources in English

For a selection of the writings of the Church Fathers in English full-text online, see The Catholic Encyclopedia online's new Fathers section or Early Church Fathers

Bibliography of English translations from medieval sources (Olin Library Graduate Study Center, Room 501 and Olin Reference Z6517 .F24) Outdated and superseded, but can still be useful on occasion, especially for brief works (a single letter or poem) or excerpts of longer works contained within books or articles.

British History Online Core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.

Online Medieval Primary Source Bibliography  A guide to translated sources. Geography and type features particularly useful.