Medieval Period Editions

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    The Digby Play of Mary Magdalene

    Few medieval plays in English have attracted as much twenty-first-century interest as the Digby Mary Magdalene, an early-fifteenth-century drama that, as Chester Scoville puts it,…

  • The Four Branches of The Mabinogi

    Set in a primal past, the Mabinogi bridges many genres; it is part pre-Christian myth, part fairytale, part guide to how nobles should act, and…

  • The Decameron: Selected Tales

    This edition presents 33 of the 100 tales, with at least two from each of the ten days of storytelling. Boccaccio’s general introduction and conclusion…

  • Troilus and Criseyde

    Geoffrey Chaucer’s most significant literary accomplishment may well be Troilus and Criseyde, a single, profoundly philosophical narrative of a tragic love affair. Set in ancient…

  • Miracles of the Virgin in Middle English

    During the Middle Ages, Mary was the most powerful of saints, and the combination of her humanity and her proximity to the divine captured the…

  • The Wooing of Our Lord and The Wooing Group Prayers

    The Wooing of Our Lord and the Wooing Group prayers occupy a key position in the history of English literature and the development of English…

  • Le Morte Darthur: Selections

    Arguably no medieval English literary work has had as far and wide a reach as Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur; among the many adaptations…

  • Old English Poetry: An Anthology

    R.M. Liuzza’s Broadview edition of Beowulf was published at almost exactly the same time as Seamus Heaney’s; in reviewing the two together in July 2000…

  • The Siege of Jerusalem

    The Siege of Jerusalem (c. 1370-90 CE) is a difficult text. By twenty-first-century standards, it is gruesomely violent and offensive. It tells the story of…

  • The Canterbury Tales, A Selection – Second Edition

    Drawing from the same text as the complete Broadview edition of the Tales, which is based on the famous Ellesmere Manuscript, this selected edition also…

  • Beowulf – Second Edition

    R.M. Liuzza’s translation of Beowulf, first published by Broadview in 1999, has been widely praised for its accuracy and beauty. The translation is accompanied in…

  • Beowulf: Facing Page Translation – Second Edition

    R.M. Liuzza’s translation of Beowulf, first published by Broadview in 1999, has been widely praised for its accuracy and beauty. The facing-page translation is accompanied…

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a masterpiece of medieval English literature and one of the finest Arthurian tales in any language. Though its…

  • The Canterbury Tales – Second Edition

    The Broadview Canterbury Tales is an edition of the complete tales in a text based on the famous Ellesmere Manuscript. Here one may read a…

  • Cleanness

    This edition provides a new facing-page translation of an important Middle English alliterative poem, generally attributed to the author of Sir Gawain and the Green…

  • The History of the Kings of Britain

    The History of the Kings of Britain is arguably the most influential text written in England in the Middle Ages. The work narrates a linear…

  • The Alexandreis

    Walter of Châtillon’s Latin epic on the life of Alexander the Great was a twelfth- and thirteenth-century “best-seller:” scribes produced over two hundred manuscripts. The…

  • The Distaff Gospels

    The Distaff Gospels (Les Évangiles des Quenouilles), a fascinating fifteenth-century collection of more than 250 popular beliefs, constitutes a kind of encyclopedia of late medieval…

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight – Facing Page Translation

    The fourteenth-century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is one of the greatest classics of English literature, but one of the least accessible to…