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Ancient and Medieval History (MARBL): Introduction

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Emory University's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library (Rose Library) holds over 200,000 printed volumes, over 1,200 manuscript collections, photographs, motion picture film, audio recordings, and other visual media. Its renowned collections span more than 800 years of human history—with a special focus on modern literature, African American history, and the history of Georgia and the South. Everyone is welcome to use Rose Library collections: students, scholars, visiting researchers, and the general public.


Using this research guide

Students study the The following guide is intended to provide an overview of the sources for study of ancient and medieval history in the Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library (MARBL) of Emory University. It is not intended to be exhaustive. Rather, it is intended to provide researchers with a good idea of the type and scope of material that may be found in MARBL. The guide should be seen as a supplement to the other finding aids, namely the online catalog (EUCLID) and manuscript collection descriptions. The guide only includes sources in MARBL. Further sources for ancient and medieval history are housed in the general collection and the Pitts Theology Library.

Each entry in the guide gives the call number of the work, short title information, and in most cases, a brief description or note on the nature of the work. At the end of each section, relevant works in other parts of the guide are listed. The guide itself is divided into three sections: Early Editions of Classical Texts, Christian Church in the Middle Ages, and Medieval Europe.

To supplement this guide, you may wish to search our catalogs to locate additional materials:

Find Manuscripts and Archives
This database searches detailed descriptions of manuscript collections, which are called finding aids. Finding aids generally include a description of the collection's creator and contents and a box and folder list. The database includes finding aids for unprocessed collections.

Find Books and More
The Emory Libraries Catalog contains records for the majority of materials held in MARBL and the other university libraries, including rare books, manuscript collections and archives, microforms, and audiovisual materials.

Please note that not all manuscript collections are housed in MARBL. Some collections are located at an off-site storage facility and must be requested in advance. In addition, some collections have access restrictions. Researchers are encouraged to contact MARBL to insure that materials will be available. We are also happy to pull materials in advance of a research visit.

Revised editions of this guide will be forthcoming as new collections are accessioned and as material in existing collections is located and identified.

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Planning Your Research Visit to MARBL

Please note that not all manuscript collections are housed in MARBL. Some collections are located in an off-site storage facility and must be requested in advance. To ensure your timely accessibility to our collections on and off-site, we appreciate advance notice of the collections you intend to view.

We are happy to assist you as you prepare for your research visit. If you have any questions about our collections, questions regarding MARBL's researcher policies, and/or would like to request materials to be on hold for your research visit, please email to the attention of Research Services.

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