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The following documents provide context for the course readings and assignments.

Nomenclature and National Identity (PDF)

English, Scottish, and Irish Kings of the High Middle Ages (PDF)

Biblical Model of History (PDF)

Secular Models of History Writing (PDF)

Christian Models of History Writing (PDF)

Recurring Patterns in Geoffrey of Monmouth's History of the Kings of Britain (PDF)

Perceval and the Dissolution of Britain (PDF)

Historical Timeline for the Matter of Britain (PDF)

Presentation Topics (PDF)

Some Pointers for Writing Papers in Literature Courses (PDF)