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  • Medieval Literature
    Historical Background
  • Background Information
    Fall of Roman Empire (appr. 400 AD) – 1500 AD
    Two important historical events
    Literature before 900
    Literature flourished
  • Historians date MA to 400 AD -1500 AD
    (approximations)
    • Three justifications
    • Moors
    • Explorers
    • Feudal System
  • Charlemagne
    • 768 AD King of Franks
    • 800 AD 1st Holy Roman Emperor
    • Illiterate
    • Often went barefoot
    • Impact of his reign
  • Changes in Literature
    • Vernacular
    • Ornate book covers
    Ivory book cover 9th-10th century
  • Illuminated Texts
    Book of Durrow
  • Book of Durrow
  • Book of Kells
  • Book of Kells
  • Book of Kells
  • Lindisfarne Gospels
  • Lindisfarne Gospels
  • Lindisfarne
    Gospels
  • Epic Deeds, Oral Literature & Courtly Love
    Beowulf
  • Epic Deeds, Oral Literature & Courtly Love
    Volsunga Saga
  • Nibelungenlied
  • Song of Roland
  • Perceval
    - Chretien de Troyes
  • The Devine Comedy
    - Dante Alighieri
  • More facts about The Devine Comedy…
  • The Canterbury Tales
    - Geoffrey Chaucer
  • Additional miscellaneous facts about Middle Ages literature…