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HIST 3371: Medieval European History

Get started researching The Crusades, the Black Death, and many other topics in Medieval European history.


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Erin Owens
Room 200C, 2nd floor, Library (NGL)


This guide is intended to provide a starting point for finding books, articles, and primary sources on topics in Medieval European History.

This guide is not comprehensive; it does not list all of the resources on this topic or in related disciplines owned by the Library or available on the Internet. This guide serves merely as a starting point for research.


You may also be interested in consulting our more specific research guide on Britain To 1714:

Search the Library Catalog

Search for books and other items in SamCat, the library catalog.


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Subject Headings

Subject headings allow you to find books according to broader and narrower topics.

Below are SAMPLE subjects (not exhaustive). To browse for different, broader, or narrower subjects, go to the library catalog and click "Exact Search." Enter a term and click "subject."

You can start browsing for a broad subject like Education, then look for more specific subjects, such as Education England History 18th century.

Once you know some subject headings, you can also just use them as keywords during an advanced search, using the subject row.

Browse the Collection

An excellent way to discover additional resources is to browse for books in relevant call number ranges. Most books on medieval history will be located on the 4th floor in the following ranges:

D101 - D110.5 - History (General), Medieval and modern history, 476-

D111 - D203 - History (General), Medieval history

DC60 - DC109 - History of FRANCE, Early and medieval to 1515

DD125 - DD174.6 - History of GERMANY, Early and medieval to 1519

DF501 - DF649 - History of GREECE, Medieval Greece, Byzantine Empire, 323-1453

DG401 - DG583.8 - History of ITALY, Medieval and modern Italy, 476-

DJ151 - DJ152 - History of Netherlands (HOLLAND), Early and medieval to 1555

DL160 - DL183.9 - History of DENMARK, Early and medieval to 1523

DL460 - DL478 - History of NORWAY, Early and medieval to 1387

DL660 - DL700.9 - History of SWEDEN, Early and medieval to 1523

DP91 - DP96 - History of SPAIN, Earliest to 711

DP97.3 - DP160.8 - History of SPAIN, 711 - 1516, Moorish domination and the Reconquest

DP558 - DP618 - History of PORTUGAL, Early and medieval to 1580

To discover the call number ranges for broader, narrower, or different subjects, consult the Library of Congress Classification Outline.

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, and Other Reference Books

Unless otherwise specified, Reference books are located on the 2nd floor in the Reference section.

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