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Medieval and Byzantine Studies Research Guide


This guide offers an overview of sources useful in Medieval/Byzantine Studies.  The guide focuses on print materials available in the Religious Studies/Philosophy reference area, and those materials available online.  Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the field, it may be useful to consult additional guides designed for History, Greek & Latin, and Church History.  If you have any questions or suggested additions to the guide, please contact me.

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Medieval and Byzantine Studies

Most of the reference material (non-circulating) in Medieval and Byzantine Studies can be found in the Religious Studies and Philosophy Libraries on the third floor of Mullen Library. Circulating material can be found in the Mullen Library stacks. Check the WRLC catalog for material that could be applicable to your topic.

Since Medieval and Byzantine materials are located in various call number ranges, you may want to examine the Library of Congress classification scheme for call numbers if you are browsing. The LC scheme is organized by country or region. Remember, relevant material does exist in other call number ranges (e.g. BX represents Church History in the Catholic University Libraries collection).

The latest issues of current periodicals are arranged in alphabetical order by title. They are located in the south wing of the 3rd floor. Many journal articles are available online at CU e-journals. You may find the CD-ROMs on two workstations in Room 314.


The triptych depicts the Dormition of the Virgin, St. Cosmas the Poet, St. John of Damascus, Bishops, Apostles, Christ, St. George, St. John Chrysostom, St. John Prodromos, St. Demetrios, St. John the Theologian, and St. Basil.
© Trustees of the British Museum
Object Type: Triptychand Icon
Materials: Wood, Gold, and Canvas
Techniques: Tempera, Painted, Leaf-gilded, and Gessoed
Production Person: Print made by Anonymous
Date: Late 16th Century