Middle English

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    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…

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    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…

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    An Introduction to Middle English

    An Introduction to Middle English combines an elementary grammar of the English language from about 1100 to about 1500 with a selection of texts for…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…