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Medieval, Renaissance & Reformation Research Guide

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Cambridge Medieval Histories

Library of Congress Call Numbers

Medieval/Reformation history

D101-110.5 Medieval and modern history, 476­

D111-203 Medieval history

D135-149 Migrations

D151-173 Crusades

D175-195 Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. Latin Orient, 1099-1291

D200-203 Later medieval. 11th-15th centuries

D204-475 Modern history, 1453­

D219-234 1453-1648

Medieval/Renaissance literature

PN661-694 Medieval (to 1500)

PN683-687 Legends

PN688-691 Poetry

PN692-693 Prose. Prose fiction

PN695-779 Modern

PN715-749 Renaissance (1500-1700)

Medieval/Renaissance philosophy

B720-765 Medieval
B770-785 Renaissance 

Book Review for Medieval Studies Books

Useful Subject Headings

General (any topic): Middle Ages

Useful Words for Finding Primary Sources in Databases/Catalogs


To find books that reproduce primary sources on your topic, you need to enter the topic (or person) you are researching and one of the following subjects:

Archives, correspondence, diaries, interviews, letters, manuscripts, maps, memoirs, narratives (personal, slave, etc.), photographs, propaganda, sources, speeches.

If you want to find reproductions of important medieval primary sources, then try these subject searches in the EWU catalog:

  • middle ages      sources
  • middle ages      history      sources

Cambridge Companions