Storytelling Resources on the Web

[last updated 6/9/00]

Many good medieval storytelling sources may be found on the World Wide Web. I am indebted to Cariadoc, for suggesting many of these books, and to Wes Will ( and Greg Lindahl ( for providing many of the locations. If you notice any of these links to have moved or vanished, please notify me.

One warning before we start: Most of the material listed here got on the Web at least partially because it was not protected by copyright. This means that the translations of non-English works often date from the nineteenth century and earlier, and may not serve the needs of a modern audience as well as a modern translation. Moreover, they were typically scanned in by volunteer labor, and may contain numerous typos. If you're planning on following an actual text, rather than just the sequence of events in the story, you'd probably be well served by finding a modern translation as well.

Good General Starting Places

Some Specific Sources

Many of the following sources and descriptions were taken from Cariadoc's article on Period Sources for Story Telling, which may be found at The article is well worth giving a look at in its own right, as it talks about many good sources that are not available over the Web.

Blatant Plug: Most of the books published by Emerald Press also contain good story material.

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