Biographical Archive of the Middle Ages

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At the initial page, click on Start.  At the next page, you are prompted to Limit Search by Biographical Archive.  From the pull-down menu, select Biographical Archive of the Middle Ages and proceed with your search.


Biographical Archive of the Middle Ages includes biographical information on more than 97,000 persons from Europe and the Middle East prominent in politics, literature, religion, art, and other fields during the Medieval period.  Access to around 130,000 articles (scanned from nearly 200 standard reference volumes) is available.  Biographical Archive of the Middle Ages is part of a larger collection, World Biographical Index, but it is the only unit of that collection for which our subscription includes full access to the scanned articles, and not merely bibliographic citations to the source works.


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User tools and features

Allows emailing of biographical and bibliographical records and lists of marked documents, but does not allow emailing full articles.  Allows downloading and printing of articles (up to 50 pages at a time).

Dates covered

Middle Ages (roughly 500 through 1500 CE).

Updating frequency

Completed set.


Based on standard reference sources that were first microfilmed and then digitized.

Type of coverage

Full Text of biographical articles, scanned from standard reference sources published from the 17th Century through 2002.

Producer/content provider

K. G. Saur Verlag/De Gruyter

Vendor/electronic presentation provider

K. G. Saur Verlag/De Gruyter