Table of Contents: Volume 1, 3/e

Preface

Acknowledgments

THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD

  • THE MEDIEVAL PERIOD
    • History, Narrative, Culture
      Before the Norman Conquest

      • Celts in Medieval Britain and Ireland
        Roman Britain
        Early Anglo-Saxon Britain
        Celtic Culture
        Celtic Christianity
        Later Anglo-Saxon Britain
        Invasion and Unification
    • England after the Norman Conquest
      • The Normans and Feudalism
        Henry II and an International Culture
        Wales, Scotland, Ireland: Norman Invasions and Their Aftermath
        The Thirteenth Century
        The English Monarchy
        Cultural Expression in the Fourteenth Century
        Fifteenth-Century Transitions
        Language and Prosody
  • HISTORY OF THE LANGUAGE AND OF PRINT AND MANUSCRIPT CULTURE
  • GILDAS
    • from The Ruin of Britain
  • FROM Y GODODDIN
  • BEDE
    • from Ecclesiastical History of the English People
      • A Description of the Island of Britain and Its Inhabitants
        The Coming of the English to Britain
        The Life and Conversion of Edwin, King of Northumbria; the Faith of
        the East Angles
        Abbess Hild of Whitby; the Miraculous Poet Cædmon
        Cædmon’s Hymn in Old and Modern English
  • EARLY IRISH LYRICS
    • The First Satire
      [A Bé Find, in rega lim] Fair lady, will you go with me
      [Messe ocus Pangur Bán] Me and white Pangur
      [Is acher in gáith innocht] The wind is wild tonight
      [Techt do Róim] Going to Rome?
      The Lament of the Old Woman of Beare
  • EXETER BOOK ELEGIES
    • The Wanderer
      The Seafarer
      Deor
      Wulf and Eadwacer
      The Wife’s Lament
      The Ruin
  • THE DREAM OF THE ROOD
  • THE COMMON MAXIMS
  • EXETER BOOK RIDDLES
    • Riddle 1
      Riddle 2
      Riddle 3
      Riddle 7
      Riddle 14
      Riddle 26
      Riddle 43
      Riddle 44
      Riddle 45
      Riddle 47
      Riddle 85
      Riddle 86
      Riddle 95
  • OLD ENGLISH METRICAL CHARMS
    • For a Swarm of Bees
      Against a Dwarf
      For a Sudden Stitch
      The Nine Herbs Charm
  • BEOWULF
    • IN CONTEXT: Background Material
      • Glossary of Proper Names
        Genealogies
        The Geatish-Swedish Wars
  • JUDITH
  • THE BATTLE OF MALDON
  • THE BATTLE OF BRUNANBURH
  • EXODUS
  • THE ANGLO-SAXON CHRONICLE
    • from The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
      • The Coming of the Angles and Saxons to Britain (449–95)
        The Story of Cynewulf and Cyneheard (755)
        King Alfred’s Early Years (871–78)
        King Æthelred’s Troubles (980–93)
        The Life and Death of William the Conqueror (1086)
  • ALFRED THE GREAT, KING OF WESSEX
    • Alfred’s “Preface” to the Old English Version of Gregory the Great’s Pastoral Care
  • WULFSTAN
    • Sermo Lupi ad Anglos
  • GEOFFREY OF MONMOUTH
    • from A History of the Kings of Britain

THE LIFE OF SAINT MARGARET (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

  • MIRACLES OF THE VIRGIN
    • The Monk Who Could Only Learn Ave Maria
      Miracles of Ure Lady
  • MIDDLE ENGLISH LYRICS
    • Sumer is icumen in
      Now goth sonne under wod
      Foweles in the frith
      Betwene Mersh and Averil
      Now skrinketh rose and lily-flour
      Lenten is come with love to toune
      Stond well, moder, under Rode
      Maiden in the mor lay
      I lovede a child of this cuntree
      Erthe tok of erthe erthe with woh
      When Adam delf
      The Lady Dame Fortune is both frende and foe
      I have a gentil cock
      I sing of a maiden
      Adam lay ibounden
      Farewell this world, I take my leve forever
      To dy, to dy. What haue I
      Bring us in good ale
      Of all creatures women be best
      My lefe is faren in a lond
      A god and yet a man
  • CONTEXTS: THE CRISES OF THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY
    • The Great Famine
      • from Anonymous (the “Monk of Malmesbury”), Life of Edward the Second
    • The Hundred Years’ War
      • from Jean Froissart, Chronicle
        from Prince Edward, Letter to the People of London
    • The Black Death
      • from Ralph of Shrewsbury, Letter (17 August 1348)
        from Henry Knighton, Chronicle
    • The Uprising of 1381
      • from Regulations, London (1350)
        from Statute of Laborers (1351)
        from Statute (1363)
        from Jean Froissart, Chronicle, Account of a Sermon by John Ball
        John Ball, Letter to the Common People of Essex (1381)
        from Henry Knighton, Chronicle
  • SIR ORFEO
  • SIR GAWAIN AND THE GREEN KNIGHT
    • IN CONTEXT: Illustrations from the Original Manuscript
      IN CONTEXT: The Thorn and the Yogh
  • CONTEXTS: LOVE AND MARRIAGE IN MEDIEVAL BRITAIN
    • Anglo-Saxon Laws
      • from The Laws of Æthelberht
        from The Laws of Cnut
    • from The Canons of the Fourth Lateran Council (1215)
      from Andreas Capellanus, The Art of Courtly Love
      from The Owl and the Nightingale (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
      Royal Couples
      Christine de Pizan, “Seulete sui” (Alone I am)
      from Christine de Pizan, The Book of the City of Ladies
      from Holy Maidenhood
      from The Paston Letters

      • from Letter from Agnes Paston to her son John Paston I (c. 1449)
        from Letter from Richard Calle to Margery Paston (1469)
    • from William Langland, The Vision of Piers the Plowman
      from Robert Grosseteste (attr.), Speculum Confessionis
      from Eadmer, The Life of Saint Anselm
      from Letters of Anselm to fellow monks (late eleventh century)
      from The Rule of Saint Benedict, Chapter 22: How the Brothers [or Sisters] Are to Sleep
      from Anonymous, A Relation, or Rather a True Account, of the Island of England, with Sundry Particulars of the Customs of these People, and of the Royal Revenues under King Henry the Seventh
  • GEOFFREY CHAUCER
    • To Rosemounde
      Parliament of Fowles
      from The Canterbury Tales

      • The General Prologue
        The Knight’s Tale
      • The Miller’s Prologue and Tale
        • The Prologue
          The Tale
      • The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale
        • The Prologue
          The Tale
      • The Clerk’s Prologue and Tale (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)
        • The Prologue
          The Tale
      • The Merchant’s Prologue and Tale
        • The Prologue
          The Tale
      • The Franklin’s Prologue and Tale
        • The Prologue
          The Tale
      • The Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale
        • The Introduction
          The Prologue
          The Tale
      • The Prioress’s Prologue and Tale
        • The Prologue
          The Tale
      • The Nun’s Priest’s Prologue and Tale
        • The Prologue
          The Tale
      • Chaucer’s Retraction
        IN CONTEXT: Backgrounds to The Canterbury Tales (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

        • Pilgrimage
          • from The Testimony of William Thorpe
        • The World of Chivalry
          • from Ramon Lull, The Book of the Order of Chivalry
            • from Chapter 2 [On Chivalry]
              from Chapter 3 [Knighthood]
          • Orders of Society
            • from John Gower, Vox Clamantis
          • Pardoners and Indulgences
            • A Model Indulgence
          • An Exemplum
            • from The Remedy Against the Troubles of Temptation
              from Giovanni Boccaccio, Teseida

              • from Book 3 [Emilia Appears to Palaemon and Arcite]
          • “As Fressh as is the Monthe of May”: Illustrations from Illuminated Manuscripts
    • To His Scribe Adam
      Complaint of Chaucer to His Purse
      Lenvoy de Chaucer
      from Troilus and Criseyde

      • Troilus’s Song
  • THE TRAVELS OF SIR JOHN MANDEVILLE
    • from The Travels of Sir John Mandeville
      • Prologue
        Chapter 7
        Chapter 15
        Chapter 20
        Chapter 29
  • JULIAN OF NORWICH
    • from A Revelation of Love
      • Chapter 1
        Chapter 2
        Chapter 3
        Chapter 5
        Chapter 7
        Chapter 11
        Chapter 27
        Chapter 28
        Chapter 50
        Chapter 51
        Chapter 58
        Chapter 60
        Chapter 86
  • MARGERY KEMPE
    • from The Book of Margery Kempe
      • The Proem
        The Preface
        from Book 1

        • Chapter 1
          Chapter 2
          Chapter 3
          from Chapter 4
          from Chapter 11
          Chapter 50
          Chapter 51
          Chapter 52
          Chapter 53
          Chapter 54
          Chapter 55
          Chapter 86
      • from Book 2
        • Chapter 10
  • CONTEXTS: RELIGIOUS AND SPIRITUAL LIFE
    • Celtic Christianity
      Church and Cathedral
      Religion for All: The Apostles’ Creed, the Pater Noster, and the Hail Mary

      • from Robert Manning of Brunne, Handlyng Synne
        from William of Pagula, Priest’s Eye
        from The Canons of the Fourth Lateran Council (1215)
    • Monks, Anchoresses, and Friars
      • from The Rule of St. Columba
        from The Rule of St. Benedict
        from The Ancrene Wisse
    • Franciscan Friars
      Scholasticism

      • from St. Anselm, Proslogion
    • The Miraculous and the Strange
      • from The Miracles of Thomas of Becket
    • Sin, Corruption, and Indulgence
      • from William Langland, The Vision of Piers the Plowman (B-text)
        • from Passus 1
          from Passus 5
          from Passus 7
      • from Thomas Wimbleton, Sermon
    • Lollardy
      • from John Wycliffe, “Of Good-Preaching Priests”
        from John Wycliffe’s Confessions on the Eucharist
        from Sixteen Points on which the Bishops accuse Lollards
        from Account of the Heresy Trial of Margery Baxter
    • The Persecution of the Jews
      • from Thomas of Monmouth, The Life and Miracles of St. William of Norwich
        from Roger Howden, Chronicle
        from Ordinances of the Jews
        from Charter of King John to the Jews
        from Ordinances of Henry III
        Edward I’s Order
  • MEDIEVAL DRAMA
  • QUEM QUAERITIS
    • The Quem Quaeritis Ceremony
      • from the Regularis Concordia of St. Æthelwold
  • THE CHESTER PLAY OF NOAH’S FLOOD
    • The Chester Play of Noah’s Flood
      • IN CONTEXT: Biblical Source Material
        • from the Douay-Rheims Bible, Genesis 6–9

APPENDICES

Reading Poetry

Maps

Monarchs and Prime Ministers

Glossary of Terms

Texts and Contexts: Chronological Chart of the Medieval Period (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

Bibliography (sites.broadviewpress.com/bablonline)

Permissions Acknowledgments

Index of First Lines

Index of Authors and Titles