"The Middle English Compendium has been designed to offer easy access to and interconnectivity between three major Middle English electronic resources: an electronic version of the Middle English Dictionary, a HyperBibliography of Middle English prose and verse, based on the MED bibliographies, and a Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse, as well as links to an associated network of electronic resources. "
This site, maintained by Larry D. Benson, emeritus professor of English literature at Harvard, contains useful information on Chaucer's life and times, as well as "Teach yourself Chaucer" (guided lessons in Middle English), as well as glossaries and a page on Middle English.
"This project was initiated at the 33rd International Congress of Medieval Studies by a group of medievalists interested in promoting Chaucer studies on the WWW. Its aims are:
* to organize and provide navigation aides for Chaucer resources on the WWW * to work towards enhancing and extending those resources * and to encourage Chaucer studies, including those undertaken via "distance learning," at all levels of education."
This collection of Middle English texts was assembled from works contributed by University of Michigan faculty and from texts provided by the Oxford Text Archive, as well as works created specifically for the Corpus by the Humanities Text Initiative. The Humanities Text Initiative intends to develop the Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse into an extensive and reliable collection of Middle English electronic texts.
The TEAMS Middle English Texts are published for TEAMS (The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages) in association with the University of Rochester by Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.