Take the opportunity to look at original manuscripts from the Middle Ages in the collections at Haverford and Bryn Mawr. Librarians in Special Collections at both schools are eager to bring material out for students to use, whether for initial exploration or for extended research.
Haverford has just two complete medieval manuscripts which are decribed below and will be in the library class session. Bryn Mawr has many more manuscripts in their Special Collections Library in Canaday (Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript List with descriptions). The collection includes 11 books of hours which were the subject of a student-curated exhibit in 2008, Intimate Devotion: The Book of Hours in Medieval Religious Practice.
Pemberton Bible, Opening page of the Canon of the Mass
Listed below you will find some suggested primary texts in translation along with recent scholarly studies that help to contextualize the original sources.