The Imagining History project

brut detail

Resources for the Scholarly Community



> Using the resources
> "Short" and "Long" descriptions
> "cultural mapping"
> Tube-maps
> Why a 'Wiki"?
> Future collaboration

About the Project Resources

The project will publicise a range of research findings in innovative electronic form from July 2006. Electronic outputs are comprised of three strands: a weblog encouraging collaboration and announcing ongoing research outcomes; a database of descriptions of the Middle English Prose Brut; a wiki comprising exercises in cultural mapping, contextual research and ancillary data.

If you intend to quote from the project's resources, you must provide full acknowledgement, including the URL for the original source. We ask users to abide by the Creative Commons license.

Explore the Resources

Click to view the database of MS descriptions

Click to explore the Project Wiki

Featured Manuscript

A different manuscript description will be featured here on a frequent basis.

Search the Resources

We are still testing the Boolean search facility for the Index of MSS. The Wiki already has Boolean searches in place.

Search the Index of Short Descriptions


Search the Project Wiki


Structured Searches

More structured searches will follow.