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Latin Literature
Latin
Latin
literature includes the essays, histories, poems, plays, and other writings written in the Latin
Latin
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Baroque Literature
The Baroque
Baroque
(US: /bəˈroʊk/ or UK: /bəˈrɒk/) is a highly ornate and often extravagant style of architecture, art and music that flourished in Europe from the early 17th until the late 18th century. It followed the Renaissance style
Renaissance style
and preceded the Neoclassical style. It was encouraged by the Roman Catholic Church
Roman Catholic Church
as a means to counter the simplicity and austerity of Protestant
Protestant
architecture, art and music. The baroque style used contrast, movement, exuberant detail, grandeur and surprise to achieve a sense of awe. The style began in the first third of the 17th century in Rome, then spread rapidly to France, northern Italy, Spain and Portugal, then to Austria and southern Germany
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Syriac Literature
Syriac literature
Syriac literature
is the literature written in Classical Syriac, the literary and liturgical language in Syriac Christianity. Early Syriac texts still date to the 2nd century, notably the Syriac Bible and the Diatesseron
Diatesseron
Gospel harmony. The bulk of Syriac literary production dates to between the 4th and 8th centuries. Syriac literacy survives into the 9th century, but Syriac Christian authors in this period increasingly write in Arabic
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Medieval Bulgarian Literature
Medieval Bulgarian literature
Bulgarian literature
is Bulgarian literature
Bulgarian literature
in the Middle Ages. With the Bulgarian Empire welcoming the disciples of Cyril and Methodius after they were expelled from Great Moravia, the country became a centre of rich literary activity during what is known as the Golden Age of medieval Bulgarian culture. In the late 9th, the 10th and early 11th century literature in Bulgaria prospered, with many books being translated from Byzantine Greek, but also new works being created. Many scholars worked in the Preslav and Ohrid Literary Schools, creating the Cyrillic script
Cyrillic script
for their needs
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History Of Modern Literature
The history of literature in the Modern period
Modern period
in Europe begins with the Age of Enlightenment
Age of Enlightenment
and the conclusion of the
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Old Turkic
Old Turkic (also East Old Turkic, Orkhon Turkic, Old Uyghur) is the earliest attested form of Turkic, found in Göktürk and Uyghur inscriptions dating from about the 7th century to the 13th century. It is the oldest attested member of the Orkhon branch of Turkic, which is extant in the modern Western Yugur language
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Renaissance Literature
Renaissance
Renaissance
literature refers to European literature which was influenced by the intellectual and cultural tendencies associated with the Renaissance. The literature of the Renaissance
Renaissance
was written by within the general movement of the Renaissance
Renaissance
which arose in 14th-century Italy
Italy
and continued until the 16th century while being diffused into the western world. It is characterized by the adoption of a humanist philosophy and the recovery of the classical Antiquity. It benefited from the spread of printing in the latter part of the 15th century. For the writers of the Renaissance, Greco-Roman inspiration was shown both in the themes of their writing and in the literary forms they used. The world was considered from an anthropocentric perspective. Platonic ideas were revived and put to the service of Christianity
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Medieval Spanish Literature
Medieval Spanish literature
Medieval Spanish literature
consists of the corpus of literary works written in medieval Spanish between the beginning of the 13th and the end of the 15th century. Traditionally, the first and last works of this period are taken to be respectively the Cantar de Mio Cid, an epic poem whose manuscript dates from 1207, and La Celestina
La Celestina
(1499), a work commonly described as transitional between the medieval period and the Renaissance. By the end of the 10th century, the languages spoken in northern Spain had developed far from their Latin
Latin
origins, and can assuredly be called Romance. Latin
Latin
texts were no longer understood, as can be seen from the glosses used in manuscripts of Castile to explain Latin terms. Spanish oral literature was doubtless in existence before Spanish texts were written
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Georgian Literature
The culture of Georgia has evolved over the country's long history, providing it with a unique national culture and a strong literary tradition based on the Georgian language
Georgian language
and alphabet
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Matter Of Britain
By century10th 11th 12th 13th 14thEuropean Renaissance15th century Literature portalv t ePart of a series onCeltic mythologyPolytheism Deities (list) AnimismGaelic mythologyIrish ScottishTuath Dé Fomhoraigh Hebridean mythology and folkloreMythological CycleUlster CycleFianna CycleBrythonic mythologyWelsh Breton CornishBritish Iron Age religionMabinogionMatter of BritainTrioedd Ynys PrydeinConceptsOtherworld Champion's portion Geis Imbas forosnai Loathly lady Magic mist Sacred trees Shapeshifting Silver Branch Threefold death Wasteland Well of wisdomReligious vocationsDruids Bards VatesFestivalsSamhain Calan GaeafImbolc Gŵyl FairBeltane Calan MaiLughnasadh Calan AwstCategory
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Matter Of France
By century10th 11th 12th 13th 14thEuropean Renaissance15th century Literature portalv t eNational Literary "Matters"The Three Classic MattersMatter of Rome Matter of France Matter of BritainOther MattersMatter of England Literature portalv t eThe Matter of France, also known as the Carolingian cycle, is a body of literature and legendary material associated with the history of France, in particular involving Charlemagne
Charlemagne
and his associates. The cycle springs from the Old French
Old French
chansons de geste, and was later adapted into a variety of art forms, including Renaissance
Renaissance
epics and operas
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Matter Of Rome
By century10th 11th 12th 13th 14thEuropean Renaissance15th century Literature portalv t eNational Literary "Matters"The Three Classic MattersMatter of Rome Matter of France Matter of BritainOther MattersMatter of England Literature portalv t eAccording to the medieval poet Jean Bodel, the Matter of Rome was the literary cycle made up of Greek and Roman mythology, together with episodes from the history of classical antiquity, focusing on military heroes like Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great
and Julius Caesar
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Bengali Literature
By century10th 11th 12th 13th 14thEuropean Renaissance15th century Literature portalv t eThis article is part of a series on theবাঙালি BengalisLanguage and LiteratureLanguageDialects Alphabet RomanisationLiteraturePoetry Science fiction Novels FolkloreRegionsBengal Bangladesh West Bengal Tripura Barak Valley Assam OverseasSubgroupBangal Ghoti people Bengali Muslims Bengali Hindus Bengali Buddhists Bengali ChristiansArts and TraditionArt Music Cinema Theatre Weddings Cuisine Architecture Calendar Bengali FestivalsNew Year Spring Monsoon HarvestSymbolsBangamata Bengal
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Old Irish Literature
Early Irish literature
Irish literature
is the oldest vernacular literature in Western Europe.[1] The earliest existing examples of the written Irish language are Ogham
Ogham
inscriptions dating from the 4th century. Extant manuscripts do not go back farther than the 8th century
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Korean Literature
Korean literature
Korean literature
is the body of literature produced by Koreans, mostly in the Korean language
Korean language
and sometimes in Classical Chinese. For much of Korea's 1,500 years of literary history, it was written in Hanja. It is commonly divided into classical and modern periods, although this distinction is sometimes unclear
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Pali Literature
Pali
Pali
literature is concerned mainly with Theravada
Theravada
Buddhism, of which Pali
Pali
is the traditional language.Contents1 India 2 Sri Lanka 3 List of post-canonical Pali
Pali
texts 4 Burma 5 See also 6 External links 7 Further readingIndia[edit] Main article: Pali
Pali
Canon The earliest and most important Pali
Pali
literature constitutes the Pāli Canon, the scriptures of Theravada
Theravada
school. These are mainly of Indian origin, and were written down during the Fourth Buddhist Council in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
in 29 BCE, approximately four hundred and fifty four years after the death of the Buddha.[citation needed] The Pāli Canon
Pāli Canon
(Tripitaka) is divided into three pitakas (from Pali piṭaka, meaning "basket")
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