Rock of Cashel,
 County Tipperary, Ireland

 Related Texts & Films
 for Medieval Literature

 Susan K. Hagen
 Mary Collett Munger Professor of English

  Birmingham-Southern College

general medieval texts

Ivanhoe, Sir Walter Scott

The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follett

The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco

Timeline, Michael Crichton

Eaters of the Dead (The Thirteenth Warrior), Michael Crichton

Woman in the Wall, Julia O' Faolain

The Sister Fidelma mystery series by Peter Tramayne

The Owen Archer mystery series by Candace Robb

The Sister Frevisse mystery series by Margaret Frazer

The Brother Cadfael mystery series by Peter Ellis

Medieval Mysteries by Sharan Newman

Murder on the Canterbury Pilgrimage by Mary Devlin

general medieval films

Thirteenth Warrior, McTiernan, 1999 (based on Crichton's Eaters of the Dead)

Braveheart, Gibson, 1995 (1300, Scotland)

Anchoress, Newby, 1993 (about a 14th cen. visionary/anchorite)

The Name of the Rose, Annaud, 1986 (set in 1312 monastery)

Brother Sun, Sister Moon, Zeffirelli, 1973 (St Francis of Assisi, 1182-1226)

The Lion in Winter, Harvey, 1968 (about Henry II, ruler of England 1154-1189)

The Virgin Spring, Bergman, 1959

The Seventh Seal, Bergman, 1956 (about Death in the Middle Ages)

see PSC Medieval Society Official Medieval Movies Page 


 Arthurian texts

 Idylls of the King, Alfred Lord   Tennyson

 Once and Future King, T. H. White

 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Mark Twain

 Acts of King Arthur and His Noble Knights, John Steinbeck

Arthurian films

 First Knight, Zucker, 1995

 Excaliber, Boorman, 1981

 The Sword and the Sorcerer, Pyun, 1983

 The Sword of the Valient (aka The Green Knight), Weeks, 1982

 The Sword and the Stone, Reitherman, 1963

 Knights of the Round Table, Thorpe, 1953

Chaucer & romance texts

The Testament of Cresseid, Robert Henryson

Tristan and Iseult, Joseph Bedier

Katherine, Anya Seton (cf. Book of the Duchess)

 Chaucer & romance films

A Knight's Tale, Helqeland, 2001

Dragonheart, Cohen, 1996

Princess Bride, Reiner, 1987

The Canterbury Tales, Pasolini, 1971




revised 3 March 2003