Old English Project Bibliography-helper


These are very useful *starting points.*  Use them to get a handle on the time period and to find more specific bibliographical items.


Make sure you don’t dare complain about “not being able to find anything” unless you’ve looked into all of these first.



Anglo-Saxon Poetry, trans. And ed. By S.A.J. Bradley (London:

            Everyman, 1982)

                        *contains translations of all Old English poetry

                        Literal, but not beautiful translations



Early English Christian Poetry. Translated into alliterative verse by Charles W. Kennedy. With critical commentary. (New York, Oxford University Press, 1961). 

*more poetic translations; does not contain all our poems

Fort Wayne Helmke Library                  PR1508 .K38 1963   


Old and Middle English c.890-c.1400 : an anthology / edited by

            Elaine Treharne. 2nd ed.  (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2004).

            *Contains Old English and facing translation of

many of our texts, as well as very useful (modern) intros and biblio

                        IN MY OFFICE / IUCAT


Reference Works:


The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Anglo-Saxon England, ed. Michael Lapidge (1991)

*exclusively deals with England, pre-1100; should have most of our topics



Dictionary of the Middle Ages  / Joseph R. Strayer, editor in chief.


Location:      REFERENCE-- D114 .D5 1982

Holdings:      v.1-13


Medieval England: An Encyclopedia / editors: Paul E. Szarmach, M. Teresa Tavormina, Joel T. Rosenthal New York : Garland Pub., 1998.


             Location REFERENCE --DA129 .M43 1998


A Manual of the writings in Middle English, 1050-1500, by members of the Middle English Group of the Modern Language Association of America.

            New Haven, Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences 1967-<1993 >


Location:      REFERENCE-- PR 255 .M3

Holdings:      v. 1-6

(this is a great resource, if you get the hang of using it)


Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages [electronic resource] / edited by André Vauchez translated by Adrian Walford, Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2001.

CALL NUMBER           Electronic Resource                     ONLINE


            NOTE: if you are off campus, this must be accessed through the Library Catalogue

(very good—originally French, so some of the Bibliography might be a problem)


The Catholic Encyclopedia: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/index.html

            (this is an old resource, c. 1917, but has excellent in-depth introductions to many medieval subjects.  Its bibliography is probably too outdated to be helpful, and also beware of its obvious biases)


Speculum is the premiere journal of interdisciplinary medieval studies in the U.S.  Through the library, we have access to a searchable version of the first 75 years of publication (1926–2001); I highly recommend using it.

Speculum [electronic resource]
    Speculum (Cambridge, Mass. : Online)