Online Medieval Sources Bibliography

An Annotated Bibliography of Printed and Online Primary Sources for the Middle Ages

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Carey, William, ed., Poetry of Walter Map (The Latin Library Website) Read this source online

Text name(s): de Mauro et Zoilo; de Phillide et Flora

Number of pages of primary source text: 0


Dates: 1175 - 1210

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Original Language(s): 

  • Latin


  • Original language included.

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Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • England


Record Types: 

  • Literature - Verse

Subject Headings: 

  • Literature - Other



This website has two Goliardic poems attributed to Walter Map, an English author (although there is speculation that he was actually born in Wales). Many of the works that have previously been attributed to Map, including some Arthurian romances, are no longer believed to be his work. Map was a favorite of Henry II: he traveled with the king and became archdeacon of Oxford. His works consists of legends, tales, gossip, and anecdotes, and are often witty and satirical. Despite being a clergyman, Map’s works show that he was a man of the world, familiar with court life and public affairs. The Latin text of two of the poems attributed to Map, with no introductory material or scholarly apparatus, can be found on the Latin Library website.

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Cataloger: MK