Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
The Oxford Handbook of Late Antiquity by
An overview of events in the Mediterranean and Europe from 300-700 CE including Arabia, Egypt, Central Asia, and the Balkans, all of Europe including Ireland and Scandinavia. Covers major events such as the fall of Rome, the rise of Christianity, the origins of Islam, and the early formation of Byzantium and the European Middle Ages. Includes a broad range of topics such as economic theory, slavery, Greek and Latin poetry, Syriac and Coptic literature, sites of religious devotion, etc.
The Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe
The Periodical Historical Atlas of Europe shows the political situation in Europe at the end of each century (from AD 1 to AD 2000). Taken together it offers the political evolution of Europe over the past 2,000 years. The high resolution pages include detailed views of the states, provinces and cities. Download the special viewer software (called "Periodical Historical Atlas of Euorpe") for magnification from 600% to 1000%.
Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection, Univ. of Texas Libraries
Historical maps of Europe from the Greek and Roman eras to the 20th c. Includes maps of various types: political, topographical, thematic, etc.
Librarian / Research Help
HOW DO I ….?
Watch these videos for advice & support on using library resources and doing research. Visit us at https://libraries.oberlin.edu/ to chat with us in real-time, schedule a research appointment, or send us an email message.
Encyclopedias & Dictionaries
Grove Art Online
Most comprehensive art encyclopedia available in English; useful for scholarly overviews and excellent bibliographies.
Medieval France by
Call Number: Art Reference DC33.2 M44 1995; Main Reference DC33.2 M44 1995 c.2; Art Library DC33.2 M44 1995 c.3
This single-volume, interdisciplinary publication, presents relatively short, yet in-depth, entries on a wide variety of topics and individuals. Particularly strong in the visual arts and architecture, each signed article includes a bibliography.
Medieval Folklore by
Call Number: Main Reference GR35. M43 2000 vol.1-2
Scholarly articles clarifying “the most concrete and least contestable evidence” of folklore in medieval Europe, as defined by common history, language, and other cultural traits. Covers traditions such as Arabic-Islamic , Baltic, both the Anglo-Saxon Period and the Middle English Periods, Finno-Ugric, French, German, Hispanic, Hungarian, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Scandinavian, Scottish, Slavic (East), and Welsh. Also available online (see link).
The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages by
European history, society, and culture from 500 to 1500 A.D. including the Byzantine Empire, Islamic dynasties, and Asiatic peoples of the era. Over 800 contributors.
The Rise of the Medieval World, 500-1300 by
Call Number: Main Library CT114.R57 2002
"[O]ver 400 people whose contributions in literature, religion, philosophy, education, or politics influenced the development and culture of the Medieval world." Available in print and online (see link).