Online Medieval Sources Bibliography

An Annotated Bibliography of Printed and Online Primary Sources for the Middle Ages

Source Details

Constable, Olivia Remie, ed., Medieval Iberia: Readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish Sources (The Middle Ages Series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press)

Text name(s): History of the Goths, Vandals and Suevi; Lives of the Holy Fathers of Merid; Lex Visigothorum; Chronicle of 754; Life of Eulogius; History of Muhammad; Mustabis; Chronicle of Albelda; Tibyan; Qasida; Disciplina Clericalis; The Book of Tahkemoni; Sufis of Andalusia; Primera cronica general de Espana; Fuero de Cuenca; Libros de Repartimiento; Will of Pere Calafat; Rulings of the Cortes of Castile-Leon; Siete Partidas; Libro de los Estados; A Life of Ramon Llull; Blanquerna; Libro de Buen Amor; E-z ieu am tal que es bo e bell; Memorias; The Chronicle of Dom Joao; Preparations for a Royal Wedding; Breviario sunni; Cronicas de los reyes de Castilla

Number of pages of primary source text: 383


Dates: 700 - 1500

Archival Reference: 

Original Language(s): 

  • Spanish - Catalan
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Other
  • Latin
  • Arabic
  • Hebrew
  • Italian


  • Translated into English.

Translation Comments: 

Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • Spain

County/Region: Iberia

Record Types: 

  • Literature - Verse
  • Will
  • Letter
  • Chronicle, Annals
  • Other
  • Law - Legislation
  • Hagiography

Subject Headings: 

  • Religion - Institutional Church
  • Crusades
  • Jews / Judaism
  • Women / Gender
  • Muslims / Islam
  • Law - Secular
  • Royalty / Monarchs


  • Index
  • Bibliography
  • Introduction


This volume contains 65 texts relating to the history of medieval Iberia including excerpts from chronicles, poetry, legal, and religious sources. Each source is introduced by a paragraph or two putting the source into its historical and cultural setting. The documents are arranged both topically and chronologically. This edition presents a picture of the multicultural atmosphere of Iberian society.

Several of these documents have been published elsewhere in full, when this is the case the editor has included the citation for the complete work in her footnotes.

Introduction Summary: 

The brief introduction emphasizes the political, religious, cultural, linguistic and ethnic diversity of the Iberian peninsula in the middle ages.

Cataloger: cdb; SES