Medieval Literature Timeline

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  • 476 CE - 1500 CE
    Medieval literature written during the Middle Ages.
  • c. 600 CE - c. 900 CE
    Beowulf composed in Britain, possibly in East Anglia.
  • c. 650 CE
    Caedmon's Hymn composed at Whitney Abbey, Northumbria.
  • c. 650 CE
    Dream vision poem The Dream of the Rood composed.
  • c. 995 CE
    The Battle of Maldon composed.
  • c. 1040 CE
    The epic poem Song of Roland composed in France.
  • c. 1160 CE - c. 1190 CE
    Chretien de Troyes writes his chivalric romances in southern France.
  • c. 1320 CE
    Dante completes his Divine Comedy.
  • c. 1353 CE
    Boccaccio completes his Decameron.
  • c. 1370 CE
    Chaucer writes his first long poem, Book of the Duchess.
  • c. 1392 CE
    Chaucer writes his masterpiece, The Canterbury Tales.
  • 1485 CE
    William Caxton publishes Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur.

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476 CE - 1500 CE: Medieval literature written during the Middle Ages.
 
600 CE - 900 CE: Beowulf composed in Britain, possibly in East Anglia.
 
650 CE: Caedmon's Hymn composed at Whitney Abbey, Northumbria.
 
650 CE: Dream vision poem The Dream of the Rood composed.
 
995 CE: The Battle of Maldon composed.
 
1040 CE: The epic poem Song of Roland composed in France.
 
1160 CE - 1190 CE: Chretien de Troyes writes his chivalric romances in southern France.
 
1320 CE: Dante completes his Divine Comedy.
 
1353 CE: Boccaccio completes his Decameron.
 
1370 CE: Chaucer writes his first long poem, Book of the Duchess.
 
1392 CE: Chaucer writes his masterpiece, The Canterbury Tales.
 
1485 CE: William Caxton publishes Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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