If you would rather not to buy the required texts, there are free ways to access them. If WUSTL Libraries do not have a copy, you may be able to borrow one through MOBIUS. If MOBIUS does not have a copy, you may be able to borrow one through one of the local, public library systems (St. Louis Public Library - SLPL or the Municipal Library Consortium of participating St. Louis County municipalities - MLC).
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation, trans. Seamus Heaney (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999) WUSTL 2019 2002 1999 eBook * MOBIUS 2019 2015 pbk 2002 2001 2000 (greatest # of copies) SLPL 2000 Large Print CD or streaming audiobook
Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, trans. George Bull (2005) - WUSTL 1961 * MOBIUS 2006 2005 2003 1999 1995 1981 1970 1968 1961
Simon Price and Peter Thoneman, The Birth of Classical Europe (2011) - WUSTL * MOBIUS hardback paperback * SLPL * SLCL * MLC downloadable audiobook
Peter Brown, The Rise of Western Christendom, 2nd Ed (2013) - WUSTL 1st ed. * MOBIUS 2nd ed. 10th anniv. rev. ed. SLPL 2nd ed.
William Chester Jordan, Europe in the High Middle Ages (2001) - WUSTL * MOBIUS * SLPL * SLCL * MLC