Medieval Travel Writing is an online collection of manuscript materials for the study of medieval travel writing, real and imaginary. The main focus is accounts of journeys to the Holy Land, India and China. Published by Adam Matthew Digital, the manuscripts date from 13th to 16th centuries and are sourced from libraries throughout the world, including the British Library, the Bodleian, the Bibliothèque nationale, Cambridge University Library, Trinity College, Cambridge, Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, and the Beinecke Library at Yale University.
As well as the wealth of primary sources, the database has further resources including a chronology, bibliography, external links to other medieval resources on the Web, and essays including one from Dr Kim Phillips of the University of Auckland's History Department.
We have a free trial of this database until 23 November available only on computers on campus. Your feedback about this is welcome.