New for MESA Peer Review: Piers Plowman and The Letters of Pope Gregory VII

Two projects are being prepared to go into MESA. These are up for Tier 1 peer review, which means that unless there are serious concerns they will be added to MESA. So, please take a minute to look at these projects and send any concerns/praise to

Database of the Letters of Pope Gregory VII. Directed by Dr. Christian Schwaderer at the Univ. Tuebingen, the database aspires to provide information on how and where the letters of Pope Gregory VII (1073-1085) were transmitted, used and copied. It does not (yet) provide transcriptions of the letters. MESA will index records for each collection and for each individual letter listed in the database.


Piers Plowman Electronic Archive. Includes transcriptions and an edition of Piers Plowman, currently including the “B” text only. The Archive enables instructors, students, and researchers to explore late medieval literary and manuscript culture through the many variations of Piers Plowman. The long-term goal of the project is the creation of a complete archive of the medieval and early modern textual tradition of Langland’s poem. MESA will index records for each manuscript, for each passus from each manuscript, and each passus from the edition.


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