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Spanish Medieval Literature
This research guide is intended to be an introduction to library resources for upper-level undergraduate students of Spanish Medieval Literature.
The Biblioteca Virtual Miguel de Cervantes offers a wide variety of electronic Spanish texts, which you can search for by title or author (the website is a little challenging to navigate).
Of particular interest will be:
Cantar de Mio Cid:Dedicated specifically to the study of the epic poem, this page offers information on various manuscripts, and studies on the text. There are also links to other useful databases as well as images.
La Celestina: This website features information about Fernando de Rojas as well as the presentation, context and influence of La Celestina.
The CERL Portal gives access to descriptions of manuscripts of all periods and early printed materials (up to 1830) in collections in Europe, the United States and Australia. The Portal searches these collections simultaneously and offers the search results grouped by library. The full display will offer you the most important details, but not the entire record. For the full records, please follow the link to the original database provided in each record. There you can make use of the more extensive search possibilities offered by the source database, which in many cases will include access to digitized images. The CERL Portal is an initiative of the Consortium of European Research Libraries.
The Digital Scriptorium is a growing image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts that unites scattered resources from many institutions into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research.
Created by Profs. Kasten and Nitti of the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the 70's, this data bank is part of a project to utilize digitized formats of medieval texts to contribute to the compilation of dictionaries. The site is now working to offer their textual archives in an on-line format while still preserving its original structure. Some available texts are: prose works of Alfonso X el sabio, Spanish medical texts, Navarro-Aragonese texts, Spanish legal texts, Spanish biblical texts, Spanish poetic texts, and early Celestina texts
A page of interest from the Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies is the one dedicated to La Celestina.
A database that provides access to the Léxico hispanoamericano, Corpus of Hispanic Chivalric Romances, The Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, the Hispanic Society of America, and Parnaseo. It also has a link to early editions of La Celestina.