Middle English Literature

Literary works written in Middle English, predominantly from c1066-c1500.

After the Norman conquest of England in 1066, the written form of the Anglo-Saxon language became less common. Under the influence of the new aristocracy, French became the standard language of courts, parliament, and polite society. As the invaders integrated, their language and literature mingled with that of the natives, and the Norman dialects of the ruling classes became Anglo-Norman. From then until the 12th century, Anglo-Saxon underwent a gradual transition into Middle English. Political power was no longer in Eng

The Cambridge History of Early Medieval English Literature
The Cambridge Companion to The Canterbury Tales (Cambridge Companions to Literature)
The Canterbury Tales (selection)
The Riverside Chaucer
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; Patience; Pearl
The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters (Penguin Classics)
The Canterbury Tales: Fifteen Tales and the General Prologue
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo
Christian Mysticism
Heroes and Anti-Heroes in Medieval Romance (Studies in Medieval Romance, 16)
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Concepts Of The Hero I...
Norman T. Burns
Formen und Folgen von Schriftlichkeit und Mündlichkeit
Le Morte d'Arthur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table
The Art of Courtly Love
Heroes and Heroines in Medieval English Literature: A Festschrift Presented to André Crépin on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday