Eng 108 — Resources on the web

Links with Literature Focus

Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy:   http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/boethius/   This late Roman text was very influential in the Middle Ages; the site directs you to the text as well as gives information about it and Boethius

Some background on “courtly love”  –these short articles sum up the issues and “rules”, and give links to Andreas Capellanus’ work

The Camelot Project — Focuses on Arthurian literature and the legends surrounding King Arthur’s court

TRISTAN and ISOLT: TEXTS, IMAGES, BASIC INFORMATION — Camelot project site which gives general background on the Tristan story, more than just Gottfried

The Decameron Web — Good site for information on medieval religion, as well as other information connected to Boccaccio’s work and times

Anthology of Middle English Literature (1350-1485) — Includes anonymous as well as known authors, several genres (including lyric)
The Geoffrey Chaucer Website Homepage — A Harvard site which collects a variety of information and links on Chaucer
Canterbury Tour – Introduction — a slide-show tour of Canterbury, the goal of Chaucer’s pilgrims

Information on Renaissance literature in general:
   A look at the Baroque (1575-1725)

Information on neoclassical theater:


Focus on English Renaissance:   http://vos.ucsb.edu/browse.asp?id=2749

A study guide from another professor for the Princess of Cleves:  http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/love-in-the-arts/lafayette.html

Links with More Links

Knighthood, Chivalry & Tournaments Resource Library — Site with a lot of information and links on medieval life, art, history; includes glossary

Labyrinth Home Page   http://labyrinth.georgetown.edu/ — A key scholarly site for medieval topics links

FRENCH MIDDLE AGES ON THE WEB — Specifically French, but not all the sites are in French; a good place to start if you’re looking for Old French and Occitan material

Several research guides:

Links with Art Focus

Information for a variety of periods:  http://arthistoryresources.net/

Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry — Illustrations from a Book of Hours (prayer book), one of the most lavishly and richly illustrated manuscripts from the 15th century

The Book of Kells–Another lavishly illustrated manuscript of the Middle Ages, this one from Ireland, about 9th century http://employees.oneonta.edu/farberas/arth/arth212/book_of_kells.html

About tapestries:

About costume:

Links with History Focus

Renaissance history:

Medieval and Renaissance history:  http://www.historesearch.com/medieval.html

The Four Humours:  http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/SLT/ideas/order/humours.html  — Some general information useful for reading medieval and renaissance literature, primarily the four humours (medical theory) and allegorical interpretation