Viking and Medieval Scandinavia

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Viking and Medieval Scandinavia

From the Brepols website:

Viking and Medieval Scandinavia is a multidisciplinary journal that covers the full range of studies in the field, stretching geographically from Russia to North America and chronologically from the Viking Age to the end of the medieval period. 

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2005) to present. Back issues were added to an already existing subscription.

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Trial access to Bloomsbury collections: Bloomsbury Medieval Studies

Trial access is now enabled up to 31 December 2019 for Bloomsbury Medieval Studies.

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Bloomsbury Medieval Studies is a new interdisciplinary digital resource with a global perspective which will open up the medieval world for students and scholars. It brings together high-quality secondary content with visual primary sources, a brand new reference work and material culture images into one cross-searchable platform, to support this rich field of study.



Early Medieval Europe – archive access

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Early Medieval Europe

From the Wiley website for the journal:

Early Medieval Europe provides an indispensable source of information and debate on the history of Europe from the later Roman Empire to the eleventh century. The journal is a thoroughly interdisciplinary forum, encouraging the discussion of archaeology, numismatics, palaeography, diplomatic, literature, onomastics, art history, linguistics and epigraphy, as well as more traditional historical approaches. It covers Europe in its entirety, including material on Iceland, Ireland, the British Isles, Scandinavia and Continental Europe (both west and east). Early Medieval Europe is unique in its chronological, methodological and geographical scope. Filling an important gap, it is indispensable reading for all students and scholars of the early medieval world.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1992) to present.

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Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law

From the Project Muse website for the journal:

“The Bulletin of Medieval Canon Law is dedicated to the history of canon law and, more broadly, the history of the Ius commune. It publishes high-quality peer-reviewed articles that deal with all aspects of church law and jurisprudence in the medieval and early modern periods. The journal, published annually, also provides a select bibliography of recently published essays and books to help scholars easily find the best recent works in their discipline.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1971) to present.

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Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

New eresource: Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages is an essential new reference work covering all key aspects of European history, society, and culture from 500 to 1500 A.D., as well as the Byzantine Empire, Islamic dynasties, and Asiatic peoples of the era. It is designed both for medievalists, who need a detailed and reliable reference tool, and for students and general readers seeking an accessible guide to the period. Over 800 scholars have assembled thousands of comprehensive entries, lavishly supplemented by hundreds of illustrations and dozens of maps.

Peterhouse, the earliest college of the University of Cambridge. © Andrew Holt/Alamy

Cambridge, University of

The town was a Norman outpost facing the Fens of *East Anglia on a commercially potent site where Roman roads crossed the river Granta (now Cam). The dues of the rich, annual Stourbridge *Fair were chartered to the *Augustinian Barnwell priory in 1211. Masters and scholars, most notably refugees from violence in *Oxford in 1209, came to teach in their own schools or to attend the schools of Barnwell and of the *Franciscans (from 1224). In 1231 *Henry III of England recognized the university under the judicial authority of the bishop of *Ely, and in 1233 *Pope Gregory IX granted it immunity from outside jurisdiction. To counterbalance the religious houses, Hugh de Balsham, bishop of Ely, founded the first college, Peterhouse (1284) on the model of *Merton College, Oxford. Other surviving medieval foundations are Clare (as University Hall, 1326), Pembroke (1347), Gonville and Caius (as Gonville Hall, 1348), Trinity Hall (1350), Corpus Christi (1352), Christ’s (as Godshouse, 1439), King’s (1441), Queens’ (1448), St Catharine’s (1473), Magdalene (as Buckingham, 1428), and Jesus (1496). St John’s (1511) replaced the 13th-century Hospital of St John. Henry VIII folded King’s Hall (1336) and Michaelhouse (1324) into his own Trinity College (1546). Canon and civil *law flourished in the 14th century with the energetic support of William Bateman, bishop of *Norwich (d. 1355), founder of Trinity Hall and re-founder of Gonville; orthodox theology dominated in the 15th.

Nottingham Medieval Studies

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Nottingham medieval studies


From the University of Nottingham’s website for the journal:

“Nottingham Medieval Studies is one of the leading interdisciplinary journals for European history and literature from Late Antiquity through to the Reformation. The journal builds on its traditional areas of strength – the literature an history of Western Europe – with articles in related fields such a archaeology, art history, linguistics, musicology and philosophy, as well as reviews of recent publications by renowned experts in the field.”

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (1957) to present.

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Zeitschrift für Archäologie des Mittelalters

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : Zeitschrift für Archäologie des Mittelalters

Published by Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH, Zeitschrift für Archäologie des Mittelalters is now available online for Cambridge users from Band 31 (2003) to the present, comprising articles principally in German, but with some in English and French, on topics and new discoveries in medieval archaeology.

Access Zeitschrift für Archäologie des Mittelalters via the ejournals@cambride A-Z or via this link.

Image from the MAA Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge – Fragment of a window design from the 13th-century chapel of the Hospital of St John the Evangelist, Cambridge