Skip to main content

ENGL 237: Living with the Dead: Attitudes Towards Death in Medieval Britain (HC) Fall 2016

English 237: Living with the Dead: Attitudes Towards Death in Medieval Britain (Mills) Fall 2016

Finding Background Information

File:British Library Additional 37049 32v Lady in Tomb.png

Take hede unto my fygure, The Disputacione betwyx the Body and the Wormes, ca. 1475-1500

British Library, Add. 37049 f. 32v.  Description in Feminae.

 

The following sources provide overviews of ideas, people, and literary works important for the study of issues connected to death in the Middle Ages.  They are a quick way to begin getting background information and to identify some current points of debate.

When using an article in an encyclopedia or handbook, always check the bibliography for further reading at the end of the article. It will provide a selective list of the books, articles, and, frequently, Web resources considered to be the most up-to-date and reliable.

Handbooks

Encyclopedias on the Middle Ages