Literature of the Medieval Period; Medieval Texts, Medieval Poets and Authors
A Comprehensive List of Websites
- Arthurian Romance
- Byzantine literature
- Courtly love in Medieval literature. Wikipedia D Drama, Medieval drama, passion plays
- English Medieval literature
- Chaucer, Geoffrey
- Gower, John
- Langland, William
- Malory, Sir Thomas
- French Medieval literature
- Chrétien de Troyes
- Germanic mythology, German medieval authors and poets
- Authors, poets
- Gottfried von Strassburg
- Eschenbach, Wolfram von
- Icelandic Medieval literature
- Italian Medieval literature
- Giovanni Boccaccio
- Medieval texts, internet sites
- Text archives
- Middle Eastern/Persian Literature
Arthurian Romance *
A survey of recent academic research into the Arthurian legend, including history and bibliographies, by Thomas Gree, a post-graduate researcher at the University of Oxford.
The Arthurian studies journal and the quarterly of the International Arthurian Society.
Brittania King Arthur Site. The History, the Legend, the King.
A collection of historical materials, primary and secondary texts and images.
King Arthur and the Holy Grail
A website offering information, maps, images, articles and a large set of links.
A descriptive biography of the Merlin character.
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
An introduction and online texts of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The site also has essays and articles, as well as links to study resources and a list of books helpful for further study.
Averroës. Ibn Rushd
On the Harmony of Religions and Philosophy. Medieval Sourcebook
The Electronic Beowulf. Electronic Beowulf is designed to meet the needs of general readers, who require a full, line by line, translation; of students, who want to understand the grammar and the meter and still have time in a semester to study and appreciate other important aspects of the poem; and of scholars, who want immediate access to a critical apparatus identifying the nearly 2000 eighteenth-century restorations, editorial emendations, and manuscript-based conjectural restorations.
Byzantine literature *
Cambridge History of Literature
From the Beginnings to the cycles of Romance. Old English poetry, The Arthurian Legends, Metrical Romances.
Drama, Medieval drama, passion plays *
French Medieval Drama Database Project
Bibliographies and manuscripts.
English Medieval literature *
Chaucer, Geoffrey *
Chaucer, Geoffrey. Geoffrey Chaucer
eChaucer presents a gathering of the essentials for the study of Chaucer in the digital age.
Complete digitized texts of Caxton’s two earliest editions of the Canterbury Tales. The British Library.
A project in addition to the 33rd International Congress of Medieval Studies
Gower, John *
Confessio Amantis, or, Tales of the Seven Deadly Sins
Life, works, essays.
Langland, William *
Malory, Sir Thomas *
French Medieval literature *
Froissart. The Chronicles of Froissart.
Text translated from the original French by John Bourchier, Lord Berners.
Ballads Lyrics and Poems of Old France
At Project Gutenberg
Laboratoire de L’Ancien Français
Old French texts.
A good collection of OF texts.
A collection of online OF texts.
An online magazine of Medieval life and culture,
Chanson de Geste
Lectures on Medieval Literature
Online lectures at The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies.
Chrétien de Troyes *
Works by Chrétien de Troyes
Dictionnaire Électronique de Chrétien de Troyes
ATILF/CNRS-Nancy Université and LFA/Université d’Ottawa
Biography, Bibliography, Analysis, Plot overview
Works by François Villon
Germanic mythology, German medieval authors and poets *
Grimm’s Teutonic Mythology
A collection of Germanic Mythology compiled by the Grimm Brothers.
The Lay of Hildebrandslied
Hildebrandslied. Manuscript and transcription.
Translated into Rhymed English verse in the metre of the original.
Authors, poets *
Gottfried von Strassburg *
Gottfried von Strassburg
A Musical Translation by Lee Stavenhagen
Eschenbach, Wolfram von *
Wolfram von Eschenbach
Wolfram von Eschenbach. Works
(Middle High German)
Icelandic Medieval literature *
Icelandic Medieval Literature
Internet Medieval Sourcebook
Early Fathers, Middle English, Medieval Thought, Historiography.
Italian Medieval literature *
I classici italiani in HTML Nuovo Rinascimento
Many Full texts, all in Italian. Bibliografia ‘Aperta’ dei Classici Italiani in Rete. A cura di Danilo Romei.
Giovanni Boccaccio *
Full text of English translation.
The Decameron Web Project, a dedicated Decameron website. In Italian and English.
The World of Dante
The World of Dante is a multi-media research tool intended to facilitate the study of the Divine Comedy through a wide range of offerings.
Dante Dartmouth Project
Full text of more than 70 Italian, Latin, and English commentaries on the Commedia, ranging in date from 1322.
Julian of Norwich
The Luminarium Julian of Norwich page. Here you will find a biography and online texts of her Revelations. The site also has essays and articles, as well as links to study resources and a list of books helpful for further study.
Latin texts, manuscripts, national literatures, etc.
Legends. Medieval legends, folklore, ballads and personages.
A personal journey through the worlds of Robin Hood, King Arthur, D’Artagnan and other swashbuckling characters of balladry, fiction, and film, from the shores of Avalon to the dungeons of Zenda.
Malory, Sir Thomas. Sir Thomas Malory
An introduction, with texts of Le Morte dArthur (The Death of Arthur).
See also: Manuscripts
An image database of dated and datable medieval and renaissance manuscripts, intended to unite scattered resources into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research.
A site designed to facilitate the teaching of paleography, in particular the study of the history of Western European handwriting.
Early Manuscripts at Oxford University
Digital facsimiles of complete manuscripts, scanned directly from the originals
The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies, Georgetown University.
Medieval texts, internet sites *
A site promoting and disseminating projects relating to the digitization of medieval texts and manuscripts. It contains information about current projects, online courses available, and publications.
Medieval Studies Online
A site from Poland. Regional resources, listed alphabetically. Meliton
Text archives *
Internet Medieval Sourcebook from Fordham University
Full Text Sources for Medieval History
Middle Eastern/Persian Literature *
Bodlean Library, Oxford University.
Department of Oriental Collections
Classical texts (from M.I.T). Oriental,
Arabaic classical texts.
Middle Eastern / Eastern Mediterranean / Levant literature.
Reviews, writers, books from Lebanon, Egypt, Israel (from Almashriq).