1. How to Cite Sources in a Scholarly Paper
All writing for this course must abide by the style conventions of the Chicago Manual of Style. I will only accept papers that use footnotes and a bibliography, i.e., no endnotes or parenthetical text citations.
For details on how to cite information in history papers according to the Chicago Manual of Style, use the following links:
The Chicago Manual of Style Online
Research and Documentation Online
The Library of Congress site on how to cite on-line sources
2. Primary Sources
Internet Medieval Sourcebook (at Fordham University)
This is a massive database of primary sources on the Middle Ages divided by category (Crusades, Carolingians, Social History, Empire & Papacy, and so on). The sections on Economic Life, Intellectual Life, Social History, and Exploration contain several texts and sources related to medieval science and technology.
The Electronic Grosseteste
Robert Grosseteste (c. 1175-1253), an English philosopher, theologian, and statesman, authored a manual on pastoral care that provides key information about the use of agricultural technology.
3. Online Secondary Sources
The two links below will be useful for finding scholarly journal articles on various topics.
Electronic Journals at Fordham
Other secondary sources:
Medieval & Renaissance Technology
Medieval Technology Pages
The ORB: Medieval Science & Technology Index
Technology in the Middle Age
Ancient Roman Technology
Roman Building Technology and Architecture