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Medieval British Literature

This is a Guide for Dr. Cairney's British Literature One Class in Cochran, featuring MGA library resources.

What is Medieval Literature?



The Medieval period runs from the end of Late Antiquity in the fourth century to the English Renaissance of the late fifteenth century. This encompasses many styles and language develops along with the literature. 

Some of the prominent authors are Marie de France, Geoffery Chaucer, Roger Bacon, William Caxton, Miles Coverdale, John Gower, Sir Thomas Mallory, and many others.

Introduction to Medieval British Literature:



Man in black robes seated on white horse

Everyone has some idea of what the medieval period looked like. Some people imagine knights in shining armor rescuing damsels in distress. Others see monks hunched over writing tables copying the Bible in Latin. Still others see serfs being oppressed by the landed nobility. All of these visions happened at some point during this period.


This subject guide will showcase the myriad of resources The Middle Georgia State University library has to study this period of British Literature.

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478-471-2709 for the Macon campus library | 478-934-3179 for the Roberts Memorial Library at the Cochran campus | 478-275-6772 for the Dublin campus library

478-374-6833 for the Eastman campus library | 478-929-6804 for the Warner Robins campus library | On the Go? Text-A-Librarian: 478-285-4898

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