The Kelly Library collects resources to support the St Michael's College Medieval Studies Program
See also the list of movies set during the Middle Ages
BR754 .A43 A5 1999z DVD
A documentary about St. Aidan, the seventh century Bishop of Lindisfarne. Part of the Memorable Leaders in Christianity series.
PA8260 .B4 1999z DVD
A documentary about St. Bede the Venerable, the eighth century monk most famous for his Ecclesiastical History of the English People. Part of the Memorable Leaders in Christianity series.
DR481 .B99 2007 DVD
2 discs, 200 minutes total
A Learning Channel documentary on the Byzantine Empire, shot on location in nine countries.
DA660 .C37 2006 DVD
An introduction to the British castle and its place in medieval life and warfare. Hosted by David Macaulay
NA4830 .C38 2006 DVD
The construction of a fictional but representative Gothic cathedral, showing how the building was shaped by cultural and religious forces. Hosted by David Macaulay
BX4700 .C8 C8 1999z DVD
A documentary about St. Cuthbert, the seventh century Bishop of Lindisfarne. Part of the Memorable Leaders in Christianity series.
PQ4335 .D3 1998 VHS
A documentary about the medieval Italian writer, focusing on the religious aspects of his work. Part of the Pioneers of the Spirit series.
NA4830 .G68 1995 VHS
A documentary about the architecture of Gothic cathedrals including Notre Dame in Paris, Notre Dame in Chartres, and the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.
BR754 .H5 H5 1999z DVD
A documentary about St. Hilda, the seventh century Abbess of Whitby. Part of the Memorable Leaders in Christianity series.
BX4700 .H5 H58 2008 DVD
A production of The Ritual of the Virtues, the oldest surviving European music-drama. Also includes two documentaries about Hildegard, and interviews with Mathhew Fox and Mary Grabowsky.
DA1 .H57 2002 DVD
5-disc miniseries, 900 minutes; released 2000-2002.
Written and hosted by historian Simon Schama, this mini-series enlivens British history from its ancient beginnings to the 20th Century, highlighting the epic themes and towering figures that transformed an island "at the edge of the world" into an empire. Directed by Ian Bremner.
DA 152.5 .A7 K56 2005 DVD
In this three-part series archaeologist Francis Pryor uses the myth of the ultimate British icon King Arthur to explain new discoveries that dispute the traditional view of early Britain as being in the Dark Ages. Instead of anarchy, he describes a flourishing culture enriched rather than crushed by its invaders. He travels to historic sites and uses diagrams and models to make history come alive, demystifying popular legends.
CR4723 .K65 2002 DVD
The 900 year history of the world's oldest order of chilvary, the Knights of Malta.
ND3359 .L5 L5 1999z DVD
A documentary about this seventh century illuminated manuscript. Part of the Memorable Leaders in Christianity series.
DG737.42 .M43 2003 DVD
A documentary about the Florentine family who helped ignite the Renaissance in Italy.
BF1815 .N8 N67 2002 DVD
Examines the prophecies of the medieval physician Nostradamus, interviewing scholars on both sides of the discussion.
BX4700 .O72 O8 1999z DVD
A documentary about St. Oswald, the seventh century first Christian King of Northumbria. Part of the Memorable Leaders in Christianity series.
N6250 .R43 1989 VHS
The spiritual and cultural dynamics of early Christianity that gave rise to the art of the Byzantine icon.
D 163 .H65 2005 DVD
110 minutes; released 2005.
Filmed in the Middle East, this documentary re-creates the heroic encounter between Richard and Saladin. It uncovers a Richard who was as brutal as he was chivalrous, and a Saladin who was revered in the Europe of his day for his mercy towards the crusaders.
ND1430 .S23 1997 VHS
British art critic, Sister Wendy Beckett, explores Italian illuminated manuscripts.
BX4700 .W545 W5 1999z DVD
A documentary about St. Wilfrid, the seventh century Bishop of York who united the Celtic Church with the Apostolic See of Rome. Part of the Memorable Leaders in Christianity series.
ND3359 .K4 W67 2000 VHS
Tells the story of this magnificent masterpiece. Created on the windy Hebridean island of Iona thirteen centuries ago, it now rests in the Trinity College library in Dublin. The manuscript has mystified, and motivated writers from W.B. Yeats to James Joyce and Umberto Eco, and its intricate Celtic knotwork continues to influence artists and craftsmen today.