Links to Some History/Medieval Studies on the Web
This page isn't intended to be a comprehensive bibliography of medieval resources, but rather a launch point to sites of possible interest, which in turn link to further sites. Please contact us if you have any suggestions for additions to this page, or if you have any commentary upon this site in general.
Catasto of 1427--Brown University. This is a World-Wide-Web searchable
version of the Catasto study, for the city of Florence only. For
statistical analysis needs, the Catasto data available through the DISC Online Data Archive should be used.
Given Names from the Online Catasto and Italian
Names from Florence, 1427 (male names from the Online Catasto)
by Josh Mittleman, a Society for Creative Anachronism enthusiast.
- Medieval Ecclesiastical "Taxatio" database
"A taxatio is an assessment for taxation and the taxatio with which this database is concerned is often called the Pope Nicholas IV taxatio because it was carried out on the orders of that pope. For nearly 250 years virtually all ecclesiastical taxation of England and Wales was based on this extremely thorough and detailed assessment. It is a unique source for the medieval period: no other complete survey of its kind survives for any part of medieval Europe."
- Florentine Renaissance
Resources: Online Tratte of Office Holders 1282-1532
Edited by David Herlihy, R. Burr Litchfield, Anthony Molho and Roberto Barducci, this site gives access to a data base with information about office holders of the Florentine Republic during its 250-year history.
Historical Documents from Western Europe, Maintained at Brigham
Young University, Provo, Utah. An example of the information found
at this site is the Plague
and Public Health in Renaissance Europe document archive.
- Italian History
Index: Medieval Italian History. Part of the WWW Virtual Library,
this annotated site links to Internet resources on the History of
Italy, whether from Italy and abroad, in both Italian and other languages.
If the description of the resources are in Italian, it means that
no English equivalent of the pages is available.
- Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank (MEMDB), maintained at Rutgers University in New Jersey. The site contains databases relating to medieval and early modern European history; three pertain to currency exchange and two pertain to prices.
- Medieval History - Italy. From About.com and the HistoryNet