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The Literatures and Languages Library offers a wealth of resources for Italian studies, from learning Italian to studying Italian culture. Check out our other online guides using the tag "italian" or stop by to consult our impressive reference collection of dictionaries, grammars, literary guides and more.

For more Italian literature, go to Italian Literature: A Research Guide.

To consult a librarian, see the right side box.


Online Resources

Excellent Starting Points

Literature Resource Center UIUC

Writers Directory UIUC

Biography Resource Center UIUC


Medioevo Italiano: l'Italia nel Medioevo WWW

Medioevo Italiano Project (MIP) WWW --an Italian non-profit organization that provides research consultation and discussion forums, among other research aids.

WESS Italian Studies Web WWW

Intute: Italian Studies WWW is a service dedicated to discovering, evaluating and cataloging online resources in the humanities and provides online access to this growing collection of records.


I Classici della Letteratura Italiana WWW

Decameron Web WWW

Duecento: la poesia italiana dalle origini a Dante WWW

I Triumphi di Francesco Petrarca, Università di Pisa WWW

The Petrarchan Grotto: Online gateway to Petrarch WWW




Medieval Iberia : an encyclopedia. 2 vols. Edited by E. Michael Gerli. New York : Routledge, 2003.

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Edited by Andre Vauchez, Barrie Dobson, and Michael Lapidge. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000.

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages. Edited by Norman Cantor. New York: Viking, 1999.

Dictionary of the Middle Ages. 13 vols. Edited by Joseph R. Strayer. New York: Scribner, 1982.

Gauvard, Claude, Libera, Lain de, and Zink, Michel, eds. Dictionnaire du Moyen Âge. Paris: Quadrige; Presses Universitaires de France, 2002.

Storey, R. L. Chronology of the Medieval World, 800 to 1491. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.

Augustine Through the Ages: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Allan D. Fitzgerald. Grand Rapids, MI: W.B. Eerdmans, 1999.

Encyclopedia of the Early Church. 2 vols. Edited by Angelo Di Berardino. New York: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Encyclopedia of Monasticism. 2 vols. Edited by William M. Johnston. Chicago, London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000.

Medieval Folklore: An Encyclopedia of Myths, Legends, Tales, Beliefs, and Customs. 2 vols. Edited by Carl Lindahl, John McNamara, and John Lindow. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2000.

Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Thomas F. Glick, Steven J. Livesey, Faith Wallis. New York: Routledge, 2005.

Medieval Jewish Civilization: An Encyclopedia. Edited by Norman Roth. New York: Routledge, 2003.

Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopedia. 2 vols. Edited by Josef W. Meri. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Ross, Martha. Rulers and Governments of the World. London & New York: Bowker, 1977-78.

Broughton, Bradford B. Dictionary of Medieval Knighthood and Chivalry: People, Places, and Events. New York: Greenwood Press, 1988.

Late Medieval Age of Crisis and Renewal, 1300-1500: A Biographical Dictionary. Edited by Clayton J. Drees. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.


Medieval Italy: an encyclopedia. 2 vols. Edited by Christopher Kleinhenz. New York: Routledge, 2004.

Dizionario enciclopedico del medioevo. 3 Vols. Paris; Rome; Cambridge: Città Nuova Editrice, 1998.

Goosen, Aloysius Bernardus Josef Maria. Dizionario dei santi: storia, letteratura, arte e musica. [Milano]: Bruno Mondadori, 2000.

Gerritsen, W. P. Miti e personaggi del medioevo: dizionario di storia, letteratura, arte, musica e cinema. Milano: Bruno Mondadori, 1999.


Encyclopedia of Italian literary studies. Gaetana Marrone, ed. New York: Routledge, 2007.

Bondanella, Peter and Julia Conaway, eds. Dictionary of Italian Literature. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1996.

Branca, Vittore et al. Dizionario critico della letteratura italiana. 3 Vols. Torino: Unione tipografico editrice torinese, 1973.

Drago, Marco and Boroli, Andrea. L'enciclopedia della letteratura. Direzione, Novara: De Agostini, 1997.

Rosa, Alberto Asor. Letteratura italiana: dizionario delle opere. 2 vols. Torino: G. Einaudi, 1999.

Encyclopedia of Italian literary studies. Gaetana Marrone, ed. New York: Routledge, 2007.

Letteratura italiana: gli autori dizionario bio-bibliografico e indici. Torino: Einaudi, 1990.

Enciclopedia degli autori Italiani. A.L.I Penna d' Autore, ed. 2nd ed. Torino: A.L.I Penna d'Autore, 2004.


Women in the Middle Ages: An Encyclopedia. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2004.

Encyclopedia of Women in the Middle Ages. Edited by Jennifer Lawler. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2001.

Levin, Carole, et al. Extraordinary Women of the Medieval and Renaissance World: A Biographical Dictionary. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2000.

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