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History: Medieval & Renaissance

A guide to resources for the areas of history at Monash University

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Bischoff manuscript

Bischoff manuscripts collection, digitised on Monash Collections

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Medieval family life

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Medieval Family Life contains full-color images of the original medieval manuscripts that comprise the Paston, Cely, Plumpton, Stonor, and Armburgh family letter collections, along with full-text searchable transcripts from printed editions. 

The Paston Family Papers have long been a subject of both literary and historical interest. They are Britain's first surviving records of private correspondence, describing everyday life in East Anglia during the Wars of the Roses. Additionally, this resource includes four other valuable collections relating to medieval families in Essex, Oxfordshire, Yorkshire, and Warwickshire, UK, ca. 1400-90. 

If you'd like to go browse the shelves, some relevant locations are listed below. Otherwise you can search for books (print and electronic) in Search.

Early Medieval Europe


Medieval Architecture


Medieval Art


Medieval Europe


Medieval Florence


Medieval literature


Medieval monasticism


Medieval Philosophy - Eastern


Medieval Philosophy - Western


Religion in Medieval Europe


Medieval history, Crusades


Italian renaissance


European renaissance


Below are some of the key journals in Medieval and Renaissance history. Search many journals at one time by using the Library Databases

In History there are, broadly speaking, two types of databases. Those you use to find primary sources and those you use for journal articles. For primary sources look at the Primary Sources library guide.    

For journal articles, books, theses, conference papers and more: