A Guide to Online Resources
Section Editor: Brad Bedingfield,
by Stuart Lee,
This section of the On-Line Reference Book for Medieval Studies
concentrates on the period of English history dating from the mid-fifth
century to the mid-eleventh century. As with all dating in the medieval
period these chronological boundaries are open to question. The starting date
represents the beginning of the Anglo-Saxon invasions, i.e. the
invasion/migration of the tribes termed the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes from
the northern part of modern
Despite the questions arising about the beginning and end of the
Anglo-Saxon period there are some certainties which can be asserted. First,
this was the period in which
This section will offer a series of resources to the student and teacher of Old English. If you have any comments/additions/or material you would like to submit please contact the editor, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Preliminary Outline for this Section:
· ORB Encyclopedia--Original Essays
Note: The following resources are external links, and should be used with caution. External links have not undergone ORB editorial review. Please read the ORB Disclaimer regarding external links.
· Featured Site
· Apocalyptic Ideas in Old English Literature, by Carolin Esser.
Deals with manifestations of theological and poetic explorations of the apocalypse in Latin and Old English sources. Includes a rich body of contextual material.
· Primary Sources--Electronic editions, online texts, contextual material
· Electronic Editions
o Aelfric's Homilies on Judith, Esther, and The Maccabees, ed. Stuart Lee.
o The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, by Tony Jebson
o An Anglo-Saxon Glossary (11th-century), electronic edition by David W. Porter.
o Beowulf on Steorarume, edited by Benjamin Slade (includes contextual material, Glossary, and links to audio readings)
o The Paris Prose Psalter, Latin and Old English, edited by Richard Stracke.
o E-Sermo Lupi, electronic edition by Melissa J. Bernstein.
o The Voyage of Ohthere, edited by Grant Chevallier.
o Wulf and Eadwacer, edited by Michael Donald Livingston.
o Wulfstan's Eschatological Homilies, electronic edition by Joyce Tally Lionarons.
o The Wanderer, e-Edition by Tim Romano.
· The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, from the Labyrinth Library.
· Apollonius of Tyre: A Hypertext Edition, by Catherine N. Ball (Old English, with translation).
· The Battle of Brunanburgh, text, translation, and contextual information, by Tom Kinsella.
· Guide to The Electronic Beowulf, by Kevin Kiernan (online supplement to the CDRom e-edition).
· Bede’s Account of the Poet Caedmon, with Glossary
· Preface to Genesis, Aelfric
· Rood and Ruthwell: The Poem and the Cross, by Alex Bruce.
· The Lord's Prayer in Old English, text, translation, and readings (.wav files) by Cathy Ball.
· Preface to the Pastoral Care, Alfred
· Psalm 23 -- Old English Glosses, table by Juris D. Lidaka.
· The Wife's Lament, trans. Henry Ahrens (Old English, translation, bibliography).
· Anglo-Saxon Charms, translated by Karen Jolly.
· Introduction to Old English Texts and Translations. An excellent guide has been provided by Cathy Ball in her Old English pages. Regularly updated.
· Anglo-Saxon History: A Select Bibliography, by Simon Keynes (updated to 1998).
· Anglo-Saxon Studies, (3rd edition) by Carole Biggam, Universities of Strathclyde and Glasgow.
· Beowulf Bibliography, 1979-1994, provided by Bob Hasenfratz.
· Beowulf: A Student’s Bibliography (Annotated), by Martin Irvine.
English Language and Literature: A Select Bibliography (at the
· A Bibliography of The Battle of Maldon, by Wendy E. J. Collier
· Bibliography on Anglo-Saxonists (16c-20c), by Carl T. Berkhout
· Resources for
· Bede Net
· Old English at the ORB
· The Labyrinth: Pedagogical Resources (on-line courses and syllabi).
· On-line Teaching
o Old English: An Introductory Course, by Murray McGillivray, University of Calgary. From the ORB Testbook Library.
o Hwæt! Old English in Context, Professor Catherine N. Ball.
o Learning Old English, by Tony Jebson.
· Works of art
o Early Manuscripts at Oxford University, digital facsimiles, includes several Anglo-Saxon MSS.
o The Alfred Jewel (from several angles)
o The Bayeux Tapestry , digital edition by Martin Foys (password needed)
· Related Websites
· Apocalyptic Ideas in Old English Literature, by Carolin Esser. Deals with
manifestations of theological and poetic explorations of the apocalypse in
Latin and Old English sources. Includes a rich body of contextual material.
· The Voice of the Shuttle (Anglo-Saxon and Medieval)
· History of the English Language pages (Dan Mosser)
· Alfred the Great pictures from his millenary celebration.
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