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ThEMA: Thesaurus exemplorum medii aevi

Multimedia, multilingual database of medieval exemplary stories, or exempla in Latin. Exempla are brief moral tales used in preaching and in other forms of instructional literature of the Middle Ages.

Publication Details

  • Time-span 10th through 15th centuries
  • Subscription Type FREE
  • Publisher CNRS-EHESS
  • Languages Latin, English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Hebrew, Arabic
  • Resource Types Reference Source
  • Description The Thesaurus exemplorum medii aevi, also known by its initialism ThEMA, is a multimedia, multilingual database of exemplary stories, known as exempla in Latin, from major collections of medieval collections. Exempla are brief moral tales for use in preaching and in other forms of instructional literature of the Middle Ages, whether religious or secular. (Updates vary)