JSTOR offers high-quality scholarly journals and ebooks in a variety of disciplines for medieval studies, encompassing history, literature, philosophy, art history, and more, including an increasing amount of Open Access and free content.
Medieval authors and texts in JSTOR Lives of Literature
To support our institutions during the COVID-19 crisis, JSTOR and our participating publishers have made an expanded set of content freely available. This includes the JSTOR Lives of Literature collection, which is devoted to the deep study of writers and texts associated with core literary movements, including Medieval Authors & Texts. Please contact your librarian if your institution has not yet taken advantage of this offer.
Highlights for medievalists include:
Angelicum, established in 1923 and published by the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Rome)
Mawlana Rumi Review, devoted to the beloved Islamic Sufi poet
Romania, which, dating to 1872, is the longest-standing journal in Lives of Literature
Lives of Literature ebook collection
The JSTOR Lives of Literature ebook collection includes Medieval Authors & Texts and Medieval Religious Texts subdisciplines, which feature more than 50 titles. The ebooks enrich coverage by including authors and texts who may not have a single-author journal in the collection.
Titles of interest include:
Damnation and Salvation in Old Norse Literature, Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd
Gratian’s Tractatus de penitentia, The Catholic University of America Press
Hildegard of Bingen, University of Illinois Press
Piers Plowman: The B-Version Archetype (Bx), University of North Carolina Press
Structure and Features of Anna Komnene’s Alexiad, Amsterdam University Press
New scholarly ebooks
Books at JSTOR offers more than 95,000 ebooks from renowned scholarly publishers, integrated with journals and primary sources on JSTOR’s easy-to-use platform.
Medieval Sicily, Al-Andalus, and the Maghrib: Writing in Times of Turmoil, Arc Humanities Press, 2020.
Prophecy, Fate and Memory in the Early Medieval Celtic World, Sydney University Press, 2020.
Shinra Myōjin and Buddhist Networks of the East Asian “Mediterranean,” University of Hawai’i Press, 2020.
Also of interest to medievalists:
Open Access ebooks
JSTOR provides more than 6,000 Open Access ebooks from 75+ publishers at no cost to libraries or users. Here is a selection of titles relevant to medieval authors and texts, and you can find much more free content at jstor.org/open.
Chaucer and the Poets: An Essay on Troilus and Criseyde, Cornell University Press
Piety in Pieces: How Medieval Readers Customized their Manuscripts, Open Book Publishers
Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy: Volume 1, Open Book Publishers
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