Norris J. Lacy
Edwin Erle Sparks Professor
of French and Medieval Studies
The Pennsylvania State University
This page offers some links
to useful Arthurian and medieval sites and a brief listing of Arthurian and medieval
reference and bibliographical resources.
International Arthurian Society
The International Arthurian Society,
founded in 1949, is a scholarly organization with nearly a dozen
national branches (North American, British, French, German, Belgian,
Hispanic, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Romanian, and Swiss) and with
corresponding secretaries in six other countries. Membership is open to
all persons--scholars, students, and others--with an interest in the
study of the Arthurian legend. To join or to request information about
its activities, publications, etc., you can contact the
Secretary-Treasurer of the appropriate national branch. (Officers of
the organization and its branches are listed in the Bibliographical
Bulletin of the International Arthurian Society ; see below, under
"Arthurian Bibliographical Sources.") I too would be happy to provide
Good Arthurian and medieval sites
with a good deal of overlap in some cases) include...
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citation of electronic sources ;
select "MLA Style" and then "Frequently Asked Questions."
- The Camelot
Project , highly recommended, a superb site for Arthurian
bibliographies, images, and texts; designed by Alan Lupack and Barbara
- Arthuriana , a
major journal published quarterly. In addition, the
Arthurnet bulletin board has
- Britannia , an
Internet Magazine with a number of Arthurian links.
an excellent site by by Thomas Green; authoritative information
and lists of Arthurian links. The literature link will lead to a brief
but very helpful introduction to Welsh Arthurian texts.
Arthur , an attractive site that offers a good deal of
information on Arthurian history, legend, literature, characters, etc.,
but presents some of the material very briefly and contains occasional
factual or bibliographical errors.
links to Arthurian sources, texts, etc.; by Iman Keuchenius.
- Medieval texts,
organizations, encyclopedias, libraries, etc. , an extensive list
of links from the Université de Rennes 2.
, by Beau Harbin of the Catholic University of America; includes over
one thousand links, a "medieval" search engine, and a hypertext
glossary of medieval terms.
- The Labyrinth , a
Medieval Studies server maintained by Martin Irvine and Deborah
Everhart of Georgetown University.
technology , fascinating pages, including a technology timeline, by
Paul J. Gans.
texts and sources (links created by David Gatwood from a list by
(Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies); a great source of texts,
tools, links, lists, etc.
Medieval Resources , by Dan Mosser.
- Medieval Art and Architecture
, by Alison Stones; wonderful images, as well as an illustrated
glossary of medieval architecture.
- Medieval and
Renaissance Activities , useful links from a page created by
Kathryn M. Talarico; click on "Medieval and Renaissance
, great links to a large number of medieval manuscripts.
, a site for medieval sudies, principally in French, with glossary,
index, and a search engine in development.
- Manuscript: Paleography,
Codicology , an excellent resource, with numerous links to related
academic discussion groups (a list of about thirty-five).
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Bruce, Christopher W. The Arthurian
Name Dictionary. New York: Garland, 1999.
Coghlan, Ronan. The
Encyclopaedia of Arthurian Legends. Rockport, MA: Element, 1991.
Anita. Index des motifs narratifs dans les romans arthuriens
français en vers (XIIe-XIIIe siècles). Geneva: Droz,
Hill, David. An
Atlas of Anglo-Saxon England. Toronto: U of Toronto P, 1981.
Lacy, Norris J., ed. A
History of Arthurian Scholarship. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2006.
-----, ed. Medieval
Arthurian Literature: A Guide to Recent Research. New York:
-----, and Geoffrey
Ashe. The Arthurian Handbook. New York: Garland, 1988; rev.
ed. (with Debra N. Mancoff), 1997.
-----, et al., eds. The
New Arthurian Encyclopedia. New York: Garland, 1991, 1996.
Minary, Ruth, and
An Arthurian Dictionary. Chicago: Academy Chicago, 1990.
published as Moorman, Charles, and Ruth Moorman. An Arthurian
Dictionary . [University, MS]: University Press of Mississippi,
Moorman, Charles, and
Ruth Moorman: see Minary and Moorman.
Muir, Richard. The
National Trust Guide to Dark Age and Medieval Britain, 400-1350.
London: George Philip, The National Trust, The National Trust for
West, G.D. An Index
Names in French Arthurian Verse Romances, 1150-1300. Toronto: U of
-----. An Index of
Proper Names in French Arthurian Prose Romances. Toronto: U of
Toronto P, 1978.
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Arthurian Bibliographical Sources
Barber, Elaine. The
Arthurian Bibliography, IV: 1993-1998. Cambridge: Brewer, 2002.
Bulletin of the International Arthurian Society. Annual. 1 (1949)- .
Bonser, Wilfrid. An
Anglo-Saxon and Celtic Bibliography (450-1087). Oxford: Blackwell,
Last, Rex. The
Arthurian Bibliography, 3. Cambridge; Brewer, 1985.
-----. The Arthurian
Bibliography, III: Supplement 1979-83. Cambridge: Brewer, 1987.
Nastali, Daniel P., and
C. Boardman. Arthurian Annals: The Tradition in English from 1250
2 vols. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2004.
Palmer, Caroline. The
Arthurian Bibliography, III: 1978-1992. Author Listing and Subject Index
. Cambridge: Brewer, 1998.
Parry, John J. A
Bibliography of Critical Arthurian Literature for the Years 1922-29.
New York: Modern Language Association, 1931.
-----, and Margaret
Schlauch. A Bibliography of Critical Arthurian Literature for the
Years 1930-35 . New York: Modern Language Association, 1936.
-----, and Paul A.
Brown. A Bibliography of Critical Arthurian Literature for the
Year... . [Annual] Modern Language Quarterly 1 (1940)-24
Pickford, Cedric E., and
Rex Last. The Arthurian Bibliography, I: Author Listing.
Cambridge: Brewer, 1981.
-----, Rex Last, and
C.R. Barker. The Arthurian Bibliography, II: Subject Index .
Cambridge: Brewer, 1983.
Reiss, Edmund, Louise
Horner Reiss, and Beverly Taylor. Arthurian Legend and Literature:
An Annotated Bibliography (vol. I: The Middle Ages). New York:
Sharrer, Harvey L. A
Critical Bibliography of Hispanic Arthurian Material. London: Grant
and Cutler, 1977- .
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, provided as a joint venture of Arthuriana and The Camelot
Old French Dictionaries
Godefroy, Frédéric. Dictionnaire
de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes
du IVe au XVe siècle . 10 vols. Paris: Vieweg, 1881-1902.
[Vols. 6-10 have imprint Paris: E. Bouillon.]
----. Lexique de
l'ancien français. Paris: Champion, 1965. [Perhaps the most
comprehensive of the single-volume dictionaries of Old French, but does
not deal with etymologies or give dates of first use.]
Dictionnaire d'ancien français: Moyen Age et Renaissance
Paris: Larousse, 1947. [Largely replaced by the following.]
Greimas, A.J. Dictionnaire
de l'ancien français jusqu'au milieu du XIVe siècle .
Paris: Larousse, 1968. [Gives etymons and dates of first use of words.]
Hindley, Alan, Frederick
William Langley, and Brian J. Levy. Old French-English Dictionary
Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2000. [The only comprehensive Old
French/English dictionary; extensive listing of non-technical words
and of variant forms, but without etymons or illustrative textual
Tobler, Adolf, and
Altfranzösisches Wörterbuch. Berlin: Weidmann;
Wiesbaden: F. Steiner, 1925-. [issued in parts; still unfinished
(complete through "V")]
Reference Volumes for Medieval
France, French Medieval Literature, and the Middle Ages in General
Berlioz, Jacques. Identifier
sources et citations. [Turnhout]: Brepols, 1994. [This volume will
direct you to reference sources that will help you identify anonymous
texts, locate proverbs, resolve pseudonyms, etc.]
and Michel Zink, eds. Dictionnaire des lettres françaises:
Le Moyen Age . Paris: Livre de Poche, 1992.
Kibler, William W., and
Grover A. Zinn, eds. Medieval France: An Encyclopedia. New
York: Garland, 1995.
Strayer, Joseph R., ed.
Dictionary of the Middle Ages. 13 vols. New York: Scribners,
- Medievalists, as well
as classicists and others, will be interested in these pages devoted to
rhetorical figures .