An Online Resource of Medieval Liturgical Texts


Welcome to the web-site of the CURSUS project.

The Project:

The purpose of the CURSUS project is to employ the Extensible Markup Language (XML), together with transformations performed by the Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSLT), to make data from sources of medieval Latin liturgy available on the Web. The project was originally housed at The University of East Anglia, Norwich, and was funded 2000 - 2003 by a major research grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Board of the UK.

The Website:

This site has two main branches, which may be accessed from the navigation links on the left. The first ('About CURSUS') takes you to pages which explain the nature of the project and of the data it presents, its editorial method, and the technologies we have employed. The other ('Explore CURSUS data') will take you directly to the pages which enable you to access the data.


Around 2010, UEA stopped providing hosting for the project's website. Since then, James Cummings agreed a CC+by+nc licence with them for the content produced by the project and now publishes them on new hosting under the same Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International licence.