Epistolæ: Medieval Women's Letters
Epistolæ is a collection of letters to and from women in the Middle Ages, from the 4th to the 13th century. The letters, written in Latin, are linked to the names of the women involved, with English translations and, where available, biographical sketches of the women and some description of the subject matter or the historic context of the letter.
The letters were originally collected and translated by Professor Joan Ferrante of Columbia University, mainly from printed sources. The Columbia Center for New Media Teaching and Learning has collaborated with Professor Ferrante to develop a free, online repository of the collection.
For more information, please read About Epistolæ.
On this site you can
- browse and search biographies of authors as well as recipients
- browse and search the letters
- locate resources for research into these Medieval materials