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Providing easy access to digital history sources, Manchester Medieval Sources Online brings essential texts from the Manchester Medieval Sources series to students and academics all over the world.

From the terror of the Black Death to the drama of the Norman invasion, Manchester Medieval Sources brings alive the reality of life in the medieval world through these first hand accounts, many translated into English for the first time. The series is also unique in providing extensive introductory and explanatory material which will enable a beginner in the area to understand the variety of interpretations the sources have had, and any linguistic problems that have been controversial.



The platform hosts a wealth of content…

Plus many more…For a full list of the 34 titles in the series, please visit the series homepage.

Recent inclusions to MMSO:

2015 – 2017


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New for 2018

Towns in Medieval England – translated and edited by Gervase Rosser

Noble Society – translated and edited by Jonathan R. Lyon

Series editors: Rosemary Horrox, University of Cambridge and Simon MacLean, University of St Andrews.



How to access Manchester Medieval Sources Online? 

Manchester Medieval Sources online is available via manchesterhive and includes DRM-free chapter downloads and IP authenticated, Athens, Shibboleth and proxy access.

There are two methods of purchase:

Option 1

One off purchase of current year content and all archive (multi user, single site access*)
The 2019 MMSO collection (content for subsequent years can be bought as further one off purchase bundles)

Option 2

Annual subscription (multi user, single site access*)

Annual subscription allows access to all content (including archive) for that year. If an institution ends a subscription, no post cancellation access will be granted.

*The purchase applies to one institution operating on one site, irrespective of size. Discounts are available on further purchases on behalf of multiple sites.

Free trials

We can also offer institutions a free 30 day trial to MMSO, with access to usage statistics and reports. If you would like to request a free trial, you can fill out our free trial form.

Who to Contact? 

If you’re interested in purchasing the current year content and archive, please contact Shelly Turner for pricing information.

Alternatively, and for all subscription enquires, please contact Turpin Distribution for more details on placing an order:

Turpin Distribution
Pegasus Drive, Stratton Business Park
Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, SG18 8TQ, UK
Tel +44 (0) 1767 604978 Fax +44 (0) 1767 601640
[email protected]

Online Access

Online access is provided through manchesterhive, the home of MUP’s digital content. For more information about the site, please visit 


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