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Medieval Vernacular Literature: Primary Sources

Library and Internet resources about medieval literature in European vernacular languages.


This page includes primary sources for vernacular literature other than Anglo-Saxon, Chaucer, Drama, and Sacred Texts



Manuscripts and Facsimiles


This sole surviving manuscript copy (known as the Winchester manuscript)
of Thomas Malory’s version of the legends of King Arthur and his knights, made in 1471.
Thomas Malory's 'Le Morte Darthur' British Library Add. MS 59678, f.35

Manuscript Databases