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Chaucer: The Electronic
Web Resources by Tale
Fragment II / Group B1
Additional Pages in The Electronic Canterbury Tales
Need Teaching Ideas &
Complete Online Versions of the
1. In Middle English
2. In Modern English Translation
The Litrix Reading Room translation of the Canterbury Tales features rhyming couplets.
Sinan Kökbugur's helpfully glossed hypertext Middle English rendition of the complete Canterbury Tales is available at the Librarius page. Use the Table of Contents in the left frame to click on a specific Tale, and difficult terms and phrases are glossed in the lower frame.
3. Historical & Cultural Backgrounds
The online National Library of Medicine houses a collection of Images from the History of Medicine, including some from the medieval period.
Islamic Medical Manuscripts at the National Library of Medicine catalogues a variety of important medical texts from medieval Islam:
4. Sources, Analogues, & Related Texts
A number of scholars believe that the Physician's Tale was written prior to the composition of the Canterbury Tales, during the era of The Legend of Good Women (Douglas Killings, OMACL). Compare the Physician's Tale to the vignettes in the LGW.
Medieval Psychology and the Theory of the Four Humors, from Gower's Confessio Amantis, Book VII, lines 380-520
5. Online Notes & Commentary
Discussion and links concerning the Physician's Tale on Larry D. Benson's superlative Geoffrey Chaucer Page (Harvard). Includes e-texts of scholarly essays, sources and ancillary texts, and capsule discussions of key issues. Some of the items related to the Physician's Tale include:
Medicine in Chaucer's Time (Australian Broadcasting Corp.) is the transcript of a television program in which Chaucer's Physician is used to explain medicine and medical training in the Middle Ages.
6. Online Books & Articles
From the University of California Press's E-Scholarship initiative comes this title dealing with Livy, Chaucer's ultimate source for the Physician's Tale:
The articles from Cultural Frictions: Medieval Cultural Studies in Post-Modern Contexts Conference Proceedings (27-28 October 1995) are online, including:
Essays in Medieval Studies features full-text articles from the proceedings of the Illinois Medieval Association, online version edited by Allen J. Frantzen (Loyola - Chicago), including:
Chaucer's "Historial Thynge Notable": Elements of Schismatic Heresy in the Performances of the Physician, Pardoner, and Shipman (Frederick Martin, Tulane U), from an ongoing e-project melding critical and cultural theory & medieval studies. See Martin's e-dissertation in progress, Pilgrimage in the Age of Schism: Chaucer, Sociological Poetics, and the Canterbury Tales.
7. Student Projects & Essays
Anniina Jokkinen's Essays and Articles on Chaucer includes a number of sample student essays, of varying quality. Like any other source, student essays must be evaluated rigorously, cited correctly, and used responsibly.
10. Images & Multimedia
11. Language Helps & Audio Files
13. The Next Step
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