Project Status: Ongoing
Housed at Johns Hopkins University, the Glossarial Concordance to Middle English is a database of words and their locations in texts derived from the Chaucer and Gower’s poetic works. The creators hope to expand the platform to other Middle English authors in the future. Drawing primarily from Larry Benson’s Riverside Chaucer in addition to the compiled works of Gower, the database allows a user to make complex searches for terms and phrases in those authors’ works. For an entry, the Concordance presents the text’s title and the line number at which it appears.
The site also interacts with the Middle English Dictionary to allow a user to search by dictionary headword. Searching is made simpler through the use of predictive text, so that as a user begins typing, the Concordance offers possible matches in the search box. The site invites users to contact the creators if they would like to add a text. Additionally, the source code for the project is made available on GitHub.
Resource Type: Dictionary/Glossary, Downloadable data, Downloadable software
License: Must provide credit, No Fee
Modern Language: English
Medieval content details:
Dates: 1350 - 1500
Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: Literature, Textual Evidence, Verse
Geopolitical Region: British Isles and Ireland, England, Europe
Original Language: English, Middle English