"What Every Medievalist Should Know"
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2002-11-25 17:24
Scout Report: Scholars on every level will want to explore an online treasure trove chock
full of SCA-useful material.
The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies (ORB) site was begun in 1995 to
establish an online resource for medievalists and others hoping to disseminate
current research in the field and to serve as a repository of previous
scholarship for the general public and scholars alike. Edited by Carolyn
Schriber of Rhodes College, the site contains an online encyclopedia, updated
regularly by various contributors, and a textbook library. The encyclopedia is
divided into time periods (e.g., early medieval, high medieval) and thematic
areas, such as religion and culture.
Highlights of the encyclopedia include a
book-length work on medieval English towns and information on the religious
orders of the time. The online textbook section contains full-length works,
written by experts in their respective medieval fields, for use in the
classroom. The site concludes with a helpful section for beginning scholars
titled "What Every Medievalist Should Know," and a general interest area for
persons seeking to learn more about medieval history.