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New Resource: Medieval Travel Writing

February 25, 2019
Medieval Travel Writing

Medieval Travel Writing includes archival materials from 25 European libraries and Yale University.

Online access to Medieval Travel Writing is now available to the Rutgers community.

This database of primary source material describes real and fictitious travel in the Middle Ages, with published editions and secondary sources. The main geographic focus is the Holy Land, India, and China. Material types include manuscripts, printed books, illustrations, and maps. A variety of languages are represented, but the majority of documents are in English, French, and Latin. Additional features include six scholarly essays, brief biographies of 21 travelers, a chronology, slide show, and a substantial bibliography.