Primary Sources and Manuscripts
The Camelot Project: Author Menu
Very full selection of
texts. Includes histories, poems, prose, and
drama; coverage from medieval to modern.
However, it often excerpts only the Arthurian portions
of a given source, and it focuses exclusively on
If you can't
find what you're looking for at the Camelot
Project's "Author Menu," try the Early British
Kingdoms' Dark Age On-Line Sources. It's
particularly strong on Welsh sources, and Includes
links to complete texts of the most important
Online Arthurian Sources
Includes both many standard
sources as well as some quirky items (Bulfinch's King Arthur and
the Age of Chivalry, Howard Pyle's The Story of
King Arthur and His Knights, Henry Gilbert's King
Arthur's Knights Retold for Girls and Boys, Jessie Weston's From Ritual
to Romance -- the last at a different location:
to access). If you get inspired, you can also
buy some Celtic jewelry.
Sources: Medieval and Ancient
The Internet Medieval Sourcebook
Part of the ORB, the
Internet Medieval Sourcebook contains a massive
collection of both complete texts and excerpts.
Particularly strong collection of Saints' Lives.
Historical Documents from Western Europe
Outstanding collection of
primary documents relating to the history of the
Western Europe. Check out the one on the U.K.,
with information from everything from the Ruthwell
Cross to Tony Blair.
TEAMS Middle English Texts
well-annotated online Middle English texts (original
Medieval and Classical Library (OMACL)
Classical and medieval
texts, many not available elsewhere. You can
browse by author, title, genre, or language.
(Middle English texts are in the original language,
all others translated.)
The Internet Ancient History Sourcebook
Similar to the Internet
Medieval Sourcebook. Contains a vast quantity of
texts, including hard-to-find items.
Has over 400 texts, mainly
Greek and Roman, in translation.
Sources: Religious and General
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Religious texts from
Albertus Magnus to John Wesley. The earliest
sources are under a separate category, "Early Church
Fathers" (which also includes early Christian writings
such as the Diatesseron of Tatian).
collection of a whole gamut of texts. Here "you
will find the classic books from the start of this
century and previous centuries, from authors like
Shakespeare, Poe, Dante, as well as well-loved
favorites like the Sherlock Holmes stories by Sir
Arthur Conan Doyle, the Tarzan and Mars books of Edgar
Rice Burroughs, Alice's adventures in Wonderland as
told by Lewis Carroll, and thousands of others."
If it's not in copyright,
you'll probably find it here. If it's in
copyright, you'll probably find excerpts.