Middle English Compendium

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.

o HyperBibliography
o Middle English Dictionary
o Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse
o Related Resources
o About the Middle English Compendium
o Help with Using this Resource
February 2006 Release
Release history
2016-2018 Revisions
Extensive revisions to all three MEC components are under way. Corrections to the MEC will be gladly received at mec-info@umich.edu

Middle English Dictionary Update

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The creation of the Compendium in 1997-1998 was funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Endowment generously renewed its support in 2016, offering a second grant to help fund revision and expansion of the Compendium during the period 2016-2018.


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Last updated 31 July 2018.