Tarot History: Links
Historical Tarot Study
Sites dedicated to historical research
- Andrea VITALI's Association “Le Tarot” conducted its researches for more than twenty-five years and has collected to date a wide range of artistic and historical works about Tarot and other matters.
- Andy's Playing Cards Andy's Playing Cards is one of the oldest and most respected Tarot History sites on the web. The site explores regional tarots, Mulûk playing cards, the Visconti tarot, the Tarot of Marseille and much more.
- Carte da Trionfi Michael’s Tarot Notebook: Essays on a Late-Medieval Artifact. A site primarily about the allegorical meaning of the game of Tarot. His Tarot history lists offer an invaluable resource to historical studies.
- Christine Payne-Towler. Essays: tarot history, tarot influences, tarot theory, and card-specific.
- International Playing Card Society. Essays and resources on Card history, Style sheets for deck classification, and more.
- tarothistory.com A site dedicated to increasing awareness of, and interest in, the history and iconography of Tarot cards.
- Tom Tadfor Little - The Hermitage The Hermitage features articles on Gertrude Moakley's The Tarot Cards Painted by Bonifacio Bembo, the Mantegna Tarot, classification of Tarot Designs, and more on the early development of tarot cards.
- Tarots - History Art and Magic : International Exhibitions by Pr Andrea VITALI
- Trionfi.com A site dedicated to the early history of Tarot Cards, with an emphasis on the courts of Milan and Ferrara. This site has many historians working together to discover the origins of Tarot Cards. There is also a French-language version of this site.
- Villa RevakJames W. Revak's Tarot Site with lots of informaton about Tarot History, including essays on Etteilla. His "Three Parallel Traditions" page compares the divinatory meaning of Waite, Mathers, and Etteilla.
- http://www.bacchos.org Origines orphico-dionysiaques et pythagoriciennes de l'iconographie du tarot de Marseille, par Daimonax (Fr).
Significant pages on tarot history
- Regard(s) sur les Tarots et les cartes Alain Bougearel's French blog. Histoire, iconographie et recherches tarologiques. Annuaire sélectif de liens de qualité.
- Mark Filipas - Exploring the Alphabetic Tarot Mark Filipas suggests the theory that the Tarot may be a lexicon of the Hebrew alphabet.
- Jean-Claude Flornoy's sites
- tarot-history.com Jean-Claude Flornoy has reproduced the 22 trumps of the Jean Noblet and Jean Dodal decks as high quality hand-crafted decks, in addition to the more recent full 78 card Jean Noblet. On his site (in English) he offers his thoughts on Tarot History.
- letarot.com Jean-Claude Flornoy's French-language site is generally more extensive that the above-mentioned English-language site (tarot-history.com).
- Tarot Essays Ross G. Caldwell's personal Tarot history site.
- Frequently Asked Questions about Playing-cards - FAQ for Playing-Cards mailing list
- A Timeline of the Occult and Divinatory Tarot from 1750 to 1980, an important timeline collected by M. K. Greer
- The French Benedictine Medieval Theory of Tarot Origin Rom's site on the controversial theory. This author also has a blog, in French, featuring HQ scans of various TdM decks. 
- jmd's four hares site Personal pages on Tarot history and relationship to mediaeval religious stone carvings.