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Medieval/Gothic Art & Architecture: Intro: Start Here

 Background Research

Oxford Art Online

 This is a great place to start researching the medieval and gothic period in various countries and you will find information on the artists and architecture from this time.  Don't forget to check out the bibliography at the end of the entries!

Continue with these Books and Sources

Medieval Web Sites

Here are some web sites to start your research:

Amiens Cathedral
The Index of Christian Art - this is the premier resource for the study of medieval iconography and includes over 200 images of paintings by Giotto.
International Center of Medieval Art - This organization publishes a newsletter and is based at the Cloisters in New York city. There are related links to medieval texts, early Christian documents and manuscripts.
Labyrinth: A World Wide Web Server for Medieval Studies, sponsored by Georgetown Univerisity.
Studies in Western Tapestry  - aims to promote collaboration and the exchange of expertise on western tapestry produced between 1400 - 1960.

Byzantine Sources

Byzantium: The Byzantine Studies Page
Byzantium Timeline
Byzantine Studies Bibliography
Bibliography on Gender in Byzantium lists primary and secondary sources available in translation. Originally a bibliography on Women in Byzantium compiled by Thalia Gouma-Peterson. It has been supplemented by studies on eunuchs and masculinity.

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