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Medieval Studies: Online Dictionaries and Manuscript Tools

This guide is designed for students at the M.A. level and focuses on interdisciplinary online resources in Medieval Studies. This is only a starting point and electronic resources should be verified with their print ancestors in many cases.

Paleography and dating

Paleography is a complex area of study.  Please refer to the linked guides listed below, but note that enrollment in one of the paleography classes offered is recommended:

Dictionaries and tools - online

This section includes primarily Latin dictionaries, with some other medieval dialects in addition, and a general dictionary in English for the Middle Ages, as well as a bibliography of common tools.  WMU holds hundreds of printed dictionaries to suit various needs.  Consult your advisor or instructor regarding the best tools and books for the text.

Identifying texts and authors