Middle English Texts Series

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A series of Middle English texts which have not been readily available in student editions.


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The goal of the TEAMS Middle English texts series is to make available to teachers and students texts which occupy an important place in the literary and cultural canon but which have not been readily available in student editions. The focus is upon literature adjacent to works by major authors such as Chaucer or Malory that are normally in print, which teachers need in compiling the syllabuses they wish to teach. The editions maintain the linguistic integrity of the original works but within the parameters of modern reading conventions.


This resource is of particular relevance to students of middle English literature. The editions include glosses of difficult words and short introductions on the history of the work, its merits and points of topical interest, and brief bibliographies.

Technical Methods

Within a general editorial framework, individual editorial decisions, manuscripts chosen, etc, are detailed in the Editor's Introduction to each volume.

Special Characters

Special characters such as thorn and yogh were replaced with modern equivalents (th, gh) in the transcribed texts.

About the project

The TEAMS Middle English Texts are published for The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages TEAMS) in association with the University of Rochester by Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University. The General Editor of the series is Russell Peck of the University of Rochester. The texts are made available on space donated by the University of Rochester Library and The National Endowment for the Humanities provided financial support.


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Source Types

  • Literary Manuscripts


  • Transcriptions


  • literature
  • teaching texts


  • English
  • Latin
  • French


  • Free

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Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University

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"TEAMS Middle English Texts" Manuscripts Online (www.manuscriptsonline.org, version 1.0, 5 December 2023), https://www.manuscriptsonline.org/resources/te/