Finding Background Information
Take hede unto my fygure, The Disputacione betwyx the Body and the Wormes, ca. 1475-1500
British Library, Add. 37049 f. 32v. Description in Feminae.
The following sources provide overviews of ideas, people, and literary works important for the study of issues connected to death in the Middle Ages. They are a quick way to begin getting background information and to identify some current points of debate.
When using an article in an encyclopedia or handbook, always check the bibliography for further reading at the end of the article. It will provide a selective list of the books, articles, and, frequently, Web resources considered to be the most up-to-date and reliable.