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Global Medieval and Early Modern Digital Library

A collection of translations of primary sources encompassing a wide range of genres, regions and languages from the period between Late Antiquity and 1700.

A hand-colored projection map of the globe.
A hand-colored projection map of the globe.

The Global Medieval and Early Modern Digital Library provides a platform for publishing original translations of primary sources that have not been previously translated into English, covering a broad range of regions, languages, traditions, and genres from the period between 500 and 1700. A core part of our mission is a deep commitment to interdisciplinarity and intellectual exchange among scholars working across different languages and cultures of the medieval and early modern periods. RDDS staff created the site and trained students in metadata management.