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French Field Examination - Research Guide

This guide provides you with information and links in support of the French Field Examination

Reference Works and Collections


ARLIMA - Les Archives de Litterature du Moyen Age.  -  Alphabetical access to bibliographies relating to authors and works in the Medieval period.

The Princeton Charrette Project is a complex, scholarly, multi-media electronic archive containing a medieval manuscript tradition—that of Chrétien de Troyes's Le Chevalier de la Charrette (Lancelot, ca. 1180). It was developed and maintained by Karl Uitti (Princeton University, Dept. of French and Italian) from 1994 to 2003. [© 1994 (1997), 

Internet Medieval Source Book.  

The Internet Medieval Sourcebook is organized as three main index pages, with a number of supplementary indices. Each individual section is still large - an organizational goal here is to avoid incessant "clicking" to get between pages and to information.

  • Selected Sources
    This is the main entry to the resources here. It consists of an links to an organized "index of selected and excerpted texts for teaching purposes."  For teachers who wish to refer students to the Sourcebook, this page is the best starting point.
  • Full Text Sources
    Full texts of medieval sources arranged according to type.
  • Saints' Lives
    Devoted to Ancient, Medieval and Byzantine hagiographical sources. 

ORB Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies - An academic site, written and maintained by medieval scholars.  Includes The Orb Encyclopedia and What every medievalist should know





Chanson de Roland

Chrétien de Troyes