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Medievalism (Penn State Berks)

Welcome to the library guide for Medievalism students in ENGL 190Q and other medievalism classes at Penn State Berks!

Primary Sources on the Middle Ages

A clip of a medieval manuscript with middle English writing.

Primary sources are firsthand sources.  They can be books, letters, treaties, literature, or other documents written by people in the Middle Ages.  

Studying primary sources can help you evaluate whether modern beliefs and portrayals of the medieval period are true-to-life.  

Since most medieval works are not copyrighted, you can often find primary sources through Google searches.  A list of some of the best web sites offering medieval sources are below.