CZ:Literature Workgroup/Medieval literature
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- English literature: Literature of the British isles written in English.
- Middle English literature: Add brief definition or description
- Geoffrey Chaucer: (1345-1400) English poet, author of The Canterbury Tales.
- The Canterbury Tales: Collection of stories in verse and prose by Geoffrey Chaucer.
- Piers Plowman: Add brief definition or description
- French literature: The novels, poetry, and plays written in the French language from the earliest stages until the present day
- Chrétien de Troyes: Add brief definition or description
- Fabliaux: Add brief definition or description
- Goliardic poetry: Add brief definition or description
- German literature: the novels, poetry, and plays written in the German language from the earliest stages (ca. 9th century) until the present day
- Gottfried von Straßburg: German poet of the early thirteenth century, considered one of the masters of the high courtly literature of the era, famous as the author of the epic poem Tristan and Isolde.
- Hartmann von Aue: (c. 1160/65 – c. 1210) was a German medieval author of epic poetry, one of the three most important poets of German courtly literature of the Middle Ages (with Wolfram von Eschenbach and Gottfried von Strassburg)
- Heinrich von Veldeke: (Born circa 1150) Dutch vernacular author.
- Hildebrandslied: Medieval German heroic poem about the tragic meeting of father and son in combat
- : (The Lay of the Nibelungs) Epic Poem (originating from the 13th century) written in Middle High German telling the story of Siegfried and Kriemhild
- Wolfram von Eschenbach: Add brief definition or description
- Petrarch: (1304–74) Italian poet, humanist and essayist, and one of the most important intellectual figures of the early Renaissance.
- Dante Alighieri: (1265-1321) Italian poet who wrote the monumental epic the Divine Comedy.