The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales (Middle English: Tales of Caunterbury) is a collection of over 20 stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century, during the time of the Hund...
Boccaccio (operetta)
Boccaccio, oder Der Prinz von Palermo (Boccaccio, or the Prince of Palermo) is an operetta in three acts by Franz von Suppé to a German libretto by Camillo Walzel and Richard Genée, based on the play ...
Konrad von Ammenhausen
Konrad von Ammenhausen (born c. 1300) was a Swiss Benedictine monk and priest at Stein am Rhein.He is primarily known for his Schachzabelbuch, a Middle High German verse translation of the Liber de mo...
Rochefoucauld Grail
The Rochefoucauld Grail is a four-volume 14th-century illuminated manuscript. Three volumes were formerly Amsterdam, Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica, MS 1; the fourth volume is divided between the ...
Chronica XXIV Generalium
The Chronica XXIV Generalium Ordinis Fratrum Minorum (Chronicle of the Twenty-Four Generals of the Order of Friars Minor) is a medieval chronicle written in Latin around 1370, possibly by the Francisc...
The Manciple's Tale
The Manciple's Tale is part of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. It appears in its own manuscript fragment, Group H, but the prologue to the Parson's Tale makes it clear it was intended as the ...
Pentagram
A pentagram (sometimes known as a pentalpha or pentangle or a star pentagon) is the shape of a five-pointed star drawn with five straight strokes.The word pentagram comes from the Greek word πεντάγραμ...
Red Book of Hergest
The Red Book of Hergest (Welsh: Llyfr Coch Hergest) is a large vellum manuscript written shortly after 1382, which ranks as one of the most important medieval manuscripts written in the Welsh lang...
Pearl Poet
The "Pearl Poet", or the "Gawain Poet", is the name given to the author of Pearl, an alliterative poem written in 14th-century Middle English. Its author appears also to have written the poems Sir Gaw...
Cançoner Gil
The Cançoner Gil ([kənsuˈne ˈʒiɫ], [kansuˈne ˈdʒil]) is an Occitan chansonnier produced in Catalonia in the middle of the 14th century. In the systematic nomenclature of Occitanists, it is typically n...
Brut y Tywysogion
Brut y Tywysogion (English: Chronicle of the Princes) is one of the most important primary sources for Welsh history. It is an annalistic chronicle that serves as a continuation of Geoffrey of Mon...
Book of Ballymote
The Book of Ballymote (Leabhar Bhaile an Mhóta, RIA MS 23 P 12, 275 foll.), was written in 1390 or 1391 in or near the town of Ballymote, now in County Sligo, but then in the tuath of Corann.It was pr...
Great Canterbury Psalter
The Great Canterbury Psalter is a late 13th and early 14th century illuminated manuscript housed under shelfmark Lat. 8846 in the Bibliothèque nationale de France, in Paris. It was made in two differe...
Poppleton manuscript
The Poppleton manuscript is the name given to the fourteenth century codex likely compiled by Robert of Poppleton, a Carmelite friar who was the Prior of Hulne, near Alnwick. The manuscript contains n...
Nürnberger Handschrift GNM 3227a
Codex 3227a of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg (also known as Hs. 3227a, GNM 3227a, Nürnberger Handschrift GNM 3227a) is a manuscript of 169 folia, dated to the close of the 14th centu...
Influence of Italian humanism on Chaucer
Contact between Geoffrey Chaucer and the Italian humanists Petrarch or Boccaccio has been proposed by scholars for centuries. More recent scholarship tends to discount these earlier speculations becau...
Inventio Fortunata
Inventio Fortunata (also Inventio Fortunate, Inventio Fortunat or Inventio Fortunatae), "Fortunate, or fortune-making, discovery", is a lost book, probably dating from the 14th century, containing a d...