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Roman de la rose

Your librarian: Molly Poremski
523 Lockwood Memorial Library


Background information:

Medieval France : an encyclopedia / William W. Kibler, editor
Call Number:   DC33.2 .M44 1995
Location:   Lockwood Library Reference - 2nd floor

A dictionary of symbols / Jean Chevalier and Alain Gheerbrant ; translated from the French by John Buchanan-Brown.
Call Number:   GR931 .C4413 1996
Location:   Lockwood Library Book Collection - 4th Floor

Medieval folklore : a guide to myths, legends, tales, beliefs, and customs / edited by Carl Lindahl, John McNamara, John Lindow.
Call Number:   GR35 .M43 2002
Location:   Lockwood Library Reference - 2nd floor

Encyclopedia of medieval literature / edited by Robert Thomas Lambdin and Laura Cooner Lambdin
Call Number:   PN669 .E53 2000
Location:   Lockwood Library Book Collection - 5th Floor (view map)

Now in ebook format too!

Literature of the French and Occitan Middle Ages : eleventh to fifteenth centuries / edited by Deborah Sinnreich-Levi and Ian S. Laurie.
Call Number:   PS128 D5 v.208
Location:   Lockwood Library Reference - 2nd floor


Online Resources:

Medieval Europe: Overview

The New Cambridge Medieval History Volume 5: c.1198–c.1300

Cambridge Histories Online


Online Manuscripts:

Roman de la Rose Digital Library

Bodleian Library, MS. Douce 195

Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meung, Le Roman de la Rose, in a manuscript made for Louise of Savoy, mother of Francis I, with many miniatures in the style of Robinet Testard, French, late 15th century.

British Library’s Harley 4425

Digital Scriptorium

TimeRef Medieval History Timelines


Recommended viewing:

Making Manuscripts

Illuminations - Treasures of the Middle Ages - BBC (30 minutes)

The Structure of a Medieval Manuscript


The Research Process:

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