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Books about the Middle Ages – Favourite Series

This week, Danièle recommends her favourite series of primary sources for those people who want to read the voices of the Middle Ages in friendly editions. From Latin sources, to Middle English, to modern English translations, these recommended series bring medieval writers to modern readers.

Here are some of the book series Danièle talks about:

ARC – Past Imperfect

Byzantium Unbound

Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library

The Rule of St. Benedict

University of Toronto Press – Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures

Medieval Towns: A Reader
Medieval Warfare: A Reader

TEAMS Middle English Text Series

The Complete Harley 2253 MS

Broadview Press – Primary Sources in Translation

The Distaff Gospels

Penguin Classics

Le Morte D’Arthur
The Travels of Marco Polo
The Decameron

The Owen Archer series, by Candace Robb

The Apothecary Rose

The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien

The novels of Guy Gavriel Kay

A Brightness Long Ago

The Highland series, by Alyson McLayne

Highland Promise

And finally:

Medieval Life: Archaeology and the Life Course, by Roberta Gilchrist

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