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Two Knights Templar playing chess

Knights Templar playing chess, Libro de Ajedrez, dados y tables, Alfonso X, 1283. Used under Creative Commons license.

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Try the links below for research tips in the following related areas:

Primary Sources

Internet Medieval Sourcebook - full text sources from the Crusades, etc. translated from Fordham University

Epistolae: Medieval Women's Letters - letters to and from women, 4th-13th century AD, in translation, by Dr. Joan Ferrante.

Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies - collection of primary sources in translation from Georgetown University

EuroDocs - search by country, then scroll through the chronologically-arrange primary sources. Not everything is in translation.

Crusade Texts in Translation - both European and Muslim perspectives in many separate ebooks volumes

British Library Digitized Manuscripts - A major collection of digitized manuscripts.  Use this website to view digitised copies of manuscripts and archives in the British Library’s collections, with descriptions of their contents.

Digital Bodleian - Major collection of Eastern and Western manuscripts available online.

Scholarly Databases

For much more precise, relevant results, try the following instead of SuperSearch:

Find Books

Digitized Books Online (free)