WORLD LITERATURE I (ENG 251)

Interesting Web Sites for Unit 3

Dr. Diane Thompson, NVCC, ELI



Islamic History Sourcebook The Song of Roland (Wikipedia): good information and links, although not totally reliable (anyone can add to it). Worth using with caution.
"Women in Islam: Versus Women in the Judaeo-Christian Tradition" by Dr. Sherif Abdel Azeem The Song of Roland: etext from Project Gutenberg The Song of Roland: Apocalypse Palimpsest: a fascinating essay contrasting the bigotry of the Roland to the acceptance of the enemy as equal in the Iliad.
Sheherazade: focus on symbols of women in the Nights The Song of Roland: etext from Project Gutenberg
One Thousand and One Nights: good background material from Wikipedia Review of a lecture on Medieval Monsters; a student project
"Recollections of the Arabian Nights": by Alfred, Lord Tennyson Sir Gawain and the Green Knight : a useful page with good links from the Anthology of Middle English Literature.
"The Death of Shahrazad": a modern tale by Intizar Hussein Three etexts of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: two are modern translations and one is the original medieval English, edited by Tolkein and Gordon.
Life of Charlemagne : by Einhard, a friend of Charlemagne's Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: a modern translation and links to other work by the Pearl Poet
A History of the Crusades: Kenneth Setton, ed. Etexts of a major history series. English Text of theKoran


© Diane Thompson: 8/13/1998; last updated: 7/29/2017