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Taming the Labyrinth
A capsule guide to the major sites.

The Labyrinth
Well-organized collection of texts, links, images, and teaching resources.

ARGOS
A database of links, intentionally selective.

Online Resource Book (ORB) for Medieval Studies
Links, as well as an online encyclopedia of original, peer-reviewed articles.

Internet Medieval Sourcebook.
Primary texts, most in translation.

NetSerf
An index to online medieval studies resources.

Voice of the Shuttle
A monster directory of online humanities resources.

Background
18 July 2008


This list is, of necessity, selective and concentrates on the fourteenth century. For the middle ages as a whole, see further the medieval studies megasites linked in the sidebar at right.

General
Larger sites devoted to multiple aspects of late medieval life and literature. Also includes Bonnie Duncan's Chaucer chronology and Jane Zatta's commentary on the Canterbury Tales in context.

History
Outline histories, sometimes illustrated, of the major events of the fourteenth century (e.g., the Black Death, the Hundred Years War, the Papal Schism, the Peasants' Revolt of 1381).

Culture
Political philosophy, social structure, religion, cookery, and the court.

Literature
Chaucer's fellow poets: predecessors, contemporaries, imitators; English, French, and Italian.

Canterbury
The route presumably followed by Chaucer's pilgrims and what they would have seen when they arrived.

Please send comments to David Wilson-Okamura at david@virgil.org.