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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville

Philosophy: Medieval Philosophy

The Philosophers

To locate works written by a specific philosopher enter the philosopher's name in an author search in the library catalog.

To locate works written about a specific philosopher enter the philosopher's name in a subject search in the library catalog.

For example:  
   Augustine Saint Bishop of Hippo
   Maimonides Moses
   Thomas, Aquinas, Saint
   William of Ockham 

Journals

Journals specializing in medieval philosophy include:
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies
Medieval Philosophy and Theology

Articles relating to medieval philosophy may also be found in journals with a broader theme.  Try searching your topic on JSTOR or the EBSCOhost databases.  See the journal articles tab for more resources.

Locating Titles by Subject

It's usually best to start with a keyword search, but subject headings applied to relevant books can help to refine your results. Open the item record of a book that interests you. Scroll down to the clickable subject headings, and run another search to explore similar books.

 You can also browse the headings associated with a particular topic as a way of getting started with your research.

Titles on medieval philosopy are cataloged with the broad subject heading Philosophy, Medieval

Some examples are:

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy
   (print and online versions)
   GENERAL B721 .C36 2003

Basic Issues in Medieval Philosophy: selected readings presenting the interactive discourses among major figures.
   GENERAL B720 .B38 2006

History of Christian Philosophy in the Middle Ages
   GENERAL B721 .G48 

Medieval Islamic Philisophical Writings
   GENERAL B741 .M44 2005

Medieval, Renaissance, and Enlightenment Women Philosophers, A.D. 500-1600
 
Mind and Knowledge
   GENERAL B738 .K56 M56 2002
 
Perspectives on Maimonides: philosophical and historical studies
   GENERAL B759 .M34 P37 1991
 
The System of Thomas Aquinas
   GENERAL B734 .W8 
 
Videorecording: The great ideas of philosophy
   UNCA DVD B72 .R63 2004
   Disc 3 includes a few lectures on medieval philosophy

Online Resources

The Internet Medieval Sourcebook
   Includes historical maps, saint biographies, medieval literature, and other resources.

Online Medieval and Classical Library
   Collection of literary works organized by author, title, genre, or language.

Erratic Impact: Medieval Philosophy
   Listing of important people and events in medieval philosophy, with links to suggested reading.  A starting point for brainstorming topics and sources.