Research Programs: Scholarly Editions and Translations

Period of Performance

7/1/2008 - 12/31/2011

Funding Totals

$120,000.00 (approved)
$120,000.00 (awarded)

Retrospective Digital Editions of Print Editions Published by the Medieval Academy of America, 1925-2001

FAIN: RQ-50325-08

Medieval Academy of America (Cambridge, MA 02138)
Paul E. Szarmach (Project Director: November 2007 to October 2011)
Eileen Gardiner (Project Director: October 2011 to June 2012)

The first phase of the retrospective online publication of thirty-eight scholarly print editions of the Medieval Academy of America. (24 months)

The Medieval Academy of America published 38 scholarly editions among the 105 titles in its main book series, Medieval Academy Books, between 1925 and 2001. All of the texts date from the Middle Ages (ca. A.D. 500-1500) and originated in Europe or North Africa. They were written in Latin or in one of the various vernacular languages of the period: Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, and Welsh are all represented. All of the texts are of lasting value in understanding medieval culture. Grapevine Publishing Services of Madison, Wisconsin, will produce searchable digital ditions of these works. The Academy will make the digital editions available permanently on its Web site free of charge to all noncommercial users.

Associated Products

Medieval Academy Books Online (Web Resource)
Title: Medieval Academy Books Online
Author: Medieval Academy
Abstract: Thirty-eight editions published by Medieval Academy Books from the Academy’s foundation in 1925 to 2001 are published here as open-access, searchable bookmarked PDF files that can be downloaded. These thirty-eight works are in Arabic, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, and Welsh. Works includ poetry and music in addition to prose works. Corrections from reviewers are still being added to the files, with final changes scheduled to be completed by June 30, 2012. Editions of literary, philosophical, scientific, commercial, documentary, historical, political, and religious texts are available here to both medievalists and scholars in other fields.
Year: 2011
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