The Medieval Reader
Norman F. Cantor
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Collins Reference (June 15, 1995)
The Medieval Reader is a collection of primary texts from the medieval period, ranging from the year 300-1500. There is little commentary from the author himself, whose main job with this book was simply to translate the old texts into English. There are approximately 100 manuscripts in this collection, arranged topically by classes: nobility, the church, and the middle class. A few of the literary works include: Beowulf, the Song of Roland, El Cid, and the works of Dante.