Providing easy access to digital history sources, Manchester Medieval Sources Online brings essential texts from the Manchester Medieval Sources series, plus other key translations, to students and academics all over the world.


From the terror of the Black Death to the drama of the Norman invasion, Manchester Medieval Sources Online brings alive the reality of life in the medieval world through these first hand accounts, many translated into English for the first time. The collection is also unique in providing extensive introductory and explanatory material which will enable a beginner in the area to understand the variety of interpretations the sources have had, and any linguistic problems that have been controversial.

Key features & benefits

Provides translations of key sources that are directly usable in students' own work, with accessible and contextual introductions and helpful annotations throughout
41 books edited and translated by leading figures in the field, guaranteeing robustness of the content
Includes texts central to medieval studies courses that focus upon the diverse cultural, social and political conditions that affected the functioning of all levels of medieval society
Offers a single, easy-to-navigate database for studying medieval history, bringing together a wide range of topics in one easy-to-use resource
Includes Noble society, winner of the 2018 Outstanding Academic Title award 2018 from Choice

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