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Siegfried & Regin
"Testing of Sword on Anvil by Smith Regin," from the Nordic saga of Siegfried [ or Sigurd] - (12th century wood panel from Setesdale Church, Norway).
Image from Art Museum Image Gallery.
Call Number: Ref. CB351 .C63 2001x
A collection of more than 4,000 terms and expressions from medieval culture.
The Arthurian Name Dictionary
Call Number: Ref. DA152.5.A7 B78 1999
Names & characters appearing in Arthurian literature from the 6th to the 19th century.
The Oxford Guide to Arthurian Literature and Legend
Call Number: Ref. DA152.5 .A7 L87 2005
Chapter long articles on characters and themes, with extensive bibliographies.
The New Arthurian Encyclopedia
Call Number: Ref. DA152.5.A7 N48 1991
Comprehensive encyclopedia on all aspects of Arthurian literature, scholarship, etc.
Classical Myths and Legends in the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Call Number: Ref. PN669 .B78 1998
Describes the allegorical meaning of classical mythological characters in medieval & Renaissance writings.
Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature
Call Number: Ref. PN669 .R88 2006
Brief articles with biographies.
A Dictionary of Medieval Heroes
Call Number: Ref. PN682 .C5 V3513 2000x
Articles on the popular heroes of medieval literature (historical & non-historical)
Medieval Drama: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies
Call Number: Ref. PN1751 .M44 2007
4 volumes. Chapter-length scholarly essays.
Literature of the French and Occitan Middle Ages: Eleventh to Fifteenth Century
Call Number: Ref. PQ151 .L56 1999
Biographical information on authors, along with summaries of their works and a list of primary & secondary source by and about the authors. A few articles on genres, such as animal stories.
The Dante Encyclopedia
Call Number: Ref. PQ4333 .D36 2000
Brief articles with bibliographies on Dante's works & world.
A Bibliography of Modern Arthuriana (1500-2000)
Call Number: Ref. PR149 .A79 H69x 2006
Title is self-explanatory.
Old and Middle English Literature
Call Number: Ref. PR166 .O43 1994
Describes the original manuscripts of Old & Middle English literature & their history. Includes bibliography of secondary sources.
The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Literature
Call Number: Ref. PA2025 .O94 2012
The Encyclopedia of English Renaissance Literature
Call Number: Ref. PR411 .E53 2012
3 volumes. Focus on biography of writers.
Major Tudor Authors: A Bio-Bibiiographical Critical Sourcebook
Call Number: Ref. PR411 .M25 1997
A Dictionary of Stage Directions in English Drama, 1580-1642
Call Number: Ref. PR658.S59 D47 1999
Paragraph long descriptions with listings of plays in which the direction is used.
The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry Before 1600
Call Number: Ref. PR1175 .F19 2008
The Palgrave Literary Dictionary of Chaucer
Call Number: Ref. PR1903 .A53 2006
The Oxford Companion to Chaucer
Call Number: Ref. PR1903 .O94 2003
All Things Chaucer: An Encyclopedia of Chaucer's World
Call Number: Ref. PR1903 .R55 2007
Chaucer A to Z
Call Number: Ref. PR1903 .R67 1999
Brief articles on characters, background, scholars, etc.
The Routledge Guide to William Shakespeare
Call Number: Ref. PR1903 .R67 1999
Coffee-table book presentation. Gorgeous photos of period artifacts and lots of good info.
The Facts on File Companion to Shakespeare
Call Number: Ref. PR2892 .B26 2012
5 volumes. Comprehensive - covers all works & provides background of the times.
Shakespeare's Plants and Gardens: A Dictionary
Call Number: Ref. PR3041 .T56 2014
Pronouncing Shakespeare's Words: A Guide from A to Zounds
Call Number: Ref. PR3081 .C87 1998
Shakespeare: Staging the World
Call Number: Ref. PR3000 .B38 2012
Beautiful "coffee-table book" presentation. Gorgeous photos of period artifacts & great info, too.
British Drama, 1533-1642: A Catalogue
Call Number: Ref. Z2014.D7 W544 2012
Vol. 1. A listing & history of all theater productions in England.
Shakespeare's Religious Language: A Dictionary
Call Number: Ref. PR2892 .H37 2015
The Definitive Shakespeare Companion: Overviews, Documents, and Analysis
Call Number: Ref. PR2976 .D43 2017
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