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Selected Sources: Intellectual Life

Carolingian Thought
11th-12th Century Thought
13th-14th Century Scholasticism
  • WEB Medieval Diplomatic and the Ars Dictandi
    Editions and Translations by Steven M. Wight of treatises on privileges, charter doctrines and model charters in artes dictandi from Italy, France and Germany (1075-1194)

Medieval Political Thought
Science and Technology
Western European Literature
  • General
  • Epic
  • Lyric
    • [Tierney 51] Troubadour Songs, copyrighted
    • [Tierney 52] Goliardic Literature, some copyrighted - see below
    • The Archpoet: Confession of Golias.
    • [Tierney 53] Our Lady's Tumbler, copyrighted
  • Romance
    • Chrétien de Troyes: Lancelot, c. 1170, excerpts.
      An example of medieval romance.
    • [Tierney 54] Andreas Capellanus: The Idea of Courtly Love, copyrighted [see next items]
    • Andreas Capellanus: The Art of Courtly Love, (btw. 1174-1186).
    • Amleth, Prince of Denmark, From the Gesta Danorum of Saxo Grammaticus, c.1185. [At Pitt]
  • Drama

NOTES: copyrighted means the text is not available for free distribution. In some cases alternate versions are available, and are working through the pipeline. Dates of accession of material can be seen in the New Accessions Page. The date of inception was 1/20/1996. Links to files at other site are indicated by [At some indication of the site name or location]. No indication means that the text file is local. WEB indicates a link to one of small number of high quality web sites which provide either more texts or an especially valuable overview.