The Middle English period of English literature (1100-1500) includes several great authors, such as Chaucer, Langland, the Pearl Poet, and Malory. It also includes a large body of secular and religious lyrics, dramas, and romances.
Includes Chaucer, Gower, the Pearl Poet, Langland, Julian of Norwich, Kempe, Malory, Lydgate, Hoccleve, and the Paston family. The page for each author includes links to online texts, biographies, essays and articles, online resources, and other materials. The anthology also includes Everyman and other Middle English plays as well as Middle English lyrics. At the Luminarium site.
Selection of Middle English and Old English texts.
Volume 1, Chapters 8-20 and Volume 2, Chapters 1-18. Covers every aspect of Middle English literature and discusses the major authors and literary works of the period.
Arthurian legends and stories from the Middle English period and other periods.
A large collection of Middle English texts at the University of Michigan. The "Browse the Corpus" link gives access to all the texts in the corpus. A search engine enables full-text searches across the corpus.
Two volumes of Middle English tales, legends, and Breton lais in modern English translations.
Modern English translations of Middle English texts concerning King Arthur and his knights. Also includes some non-English texts.
Modern English translations of Middle English texts.
Includes items from the Middle English period.
Provides resources for Middle English studies, including original texts of literary works.
Provides online texts of a large number of Middle English lyrics. Also includes web resources, essays, and articles.
Includes an introduction to Middle English drama, online texts of a large number of plays, essays, articles, and additional web resources.
Provides a variety of resources for the study of medieval European literature, including that produced by Middle English authors. Includes links to texts and a search engine.
Includes original texts from the Middle English period.
Sound recordings of selected prose and poetic texts. Each recording is accompanied by the Middle English text and in several cases by a parallel Modern English translation.
A large collection of Middle English texts, collectively known as the Middle English Text Series (METS). The "METS Texts" link gives access to all the texts in the series. The apparatus for each text includes an introduction, the text, marginal glosses, and notes. A search engine is also included. From TEAMS (The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages).
Provides extensive resources for the study of Middle English and Old English literature.
Provides self-contained editions of short Middle English works, with special emphasis on the Harley lyrics. In most cases, each edition includes an introduction, the Middle English text, parallel modern English translation, notes, and glossary.
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