Part 3: The Later Middle Ages: Crisis and Creativity
Students who wish to pursue further research into the cultures covered in Part I should keep in mind that the Internet has not replaced books as the primary source for information. A lot of information is available on the net, but not all of it is of the highest quality.
General Research Resources
- About.com: Medieval
A commercial service whose Internet guides are sometimes very good indeed.
Google's search methodology makes it the best for research. Currently it offers the most coverage of the major search engines.
- Exploring Ancient World Cultures
Although this began as an "online textbook," it has evolved into something more useful, with major indices of online articles, art, and resources, organized into regional/chronological guides.
- Internet Medieval Sourcebook
Lists, where known, all major online texts in a series of annotated index pages.
- ORB: Online Resource Book for Medieval Studies
- Creative Impulse: Medieval Page
A guide to Internet resources on the Middle Ages
Less extensive than Britannica, this electronic version of the Concise Columbia Encyclopedia can still be a very useful way to check small details, dates, and so forth. Greece in General