UCL Medieval and Renaissance Studies
- Medieval and Renaissance Studies Staff
- MA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MARS)
- An overview of the degree
- Students' views
- Personal tutoring
- Staff / Student consultative committee
- Start of year
- Coursework Guidelines
- PhD Research in Medieval and Renaissance Studies
- Medieval and Renaissance Studies (MARS) Centre
- Seminars and Lectures
- Libraries and Resources
Put quotations of two lines or less between quotation marks. Put quotations longer than two lines in a 'block paragraph'. In both cases you should add a footnote, after the quotation mark or at the end of the block quotation as appropriate, indicating your source, the page number and other details.
When quoting from a foreign-language source, it is permissible to quote the original only, but better practice to give a translation in the text, including the original in the corresponding footnote, after the source you cite. E.g.:
Therefore you should know that there are two ways to fight: one is: with the laws, the other: with force. The former is more appropriate for man, the latter for beasts: but, since the first is often inadequate, it is in order to have recourse to the latter.
21 Machiavelli, Il principe, cap. 18, p. 87: "Dovete adunque sapere come sono dua generazioni di combattere: l'uno con le leggi, l'altro con la forza: quel primo è proprio dello uomo, quel secondo delle bestie: ma, perché el primo molte volte non basta, conviene ricorrere al secondo."
This is for prose. For verse, it is good practice to put the original in the text and the translation in the footnote.
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