Medieval Studies

Subject librarian

About the Medieval Studies collection and support

The medieval studies collections at Stanford Libraries provide resources for research and instruction in a broad range of interdisciplinary topics and disciplines. The main emphasis is on western and central Europe, circa 500-1600, with source material in all relevant languages and scholarly secondary literature primarily in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Formats range from rare books, manuscripts, coins and other examples of material culture, to databases, scholarly monographs, and all types of scholarly research resources.

Featured collections

  • Ancient, Medieval, and Early Modern Manuscripts at Stanford: Resources for Research and Pedagogy

    With hundreds of papyri, manuscript leaves and fragments, and bound codices available, the digital manuscript program aims to provide digital access to a variety of classical, medieval, and early modern manuscripts and offers tools for their use, for the Stanford community and beyond.

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  • Numismatics at Stanford Libraries: A Digital Coin Cabinet

    This collection consists of approximately 8,600 coins acquired from the 1970s on by the Cantor Arts Center and transferred to Stanford University Libraries in 2017.

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  • Frank L. Kovacs Numismatic Library

    The Frank L. Kovacs Numismatic Library is a sizable reference collection on ancient numismatics.

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