Piers Plowman tradition
The Piers Plowman tradition is made up of about 14 different poetic and prose works from about the time of John Ball (d.1381) and the Peasants Revolt of 1381 through the reign of Elizabeth I and beyon...
Unnuneeli Sandesam
Unnuneeli Sandesam is among the oldest literary works in Malayalam language. It is what is called "Sandesa Kavyam" (message poem). A "Sandesa Kavyam" is a message written in poetry, on the lines of th...
Scribe D
The Trinity Gower D Scribe (fl. 1390–1420), often referred to simply as Scribe D, was a professional scribe and copyist of literary manuscripts active during the late fourteenth and early fifteenth ce...
Troilus and Criseyde
Troilus and Criseyde is a poem by Geoffrey Chaucer which re-tells in Middle English the tragic story of the lovers Troilus and Criseyde set against a backdrop of war during the Siege of Troy. It was c...
Chhaap Tilak Sab Chheeni
Chhaap Tilak Sab Chheeni (Hindi: छाप तिलक सब छीनी) (Urdu: چھاپ تلک سب چھینی ) is a Qawwali song composed by Amir Khusro, a 14th-century Indian mystic. It is written in popular country tongue, Braj Bha...
Amorosa visione
Amorosa visione (1342, revised c. 1365) was a narrative poem by Boccaccio, full of echoes of the Divine Comedy and consisting of 50 canti in Terza rima. It tells of a dream in which the poet sees, i...
Pierce the Ploughman's Crede
Pierce the Ploughman's Crede is a medieval alliterative poem of 855 lines, lampooning the four orders of friars.
Surviving in two complete 14th-century manuscripts and two early printed editions, ...
Anelida and Arcite
Anelida and Arcite is a 357-line English poem by Geoffrey Chaucer. It tells the story of Anelida, queen of Armenia and her wooing by false Arcite from Thebes, Greece.Although relatively short, it is a...
Harley MS. 7334
Harley MS. 7334, sometimes known as the Harley Manuscript, is a mediaeval manuscript of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales held in the Harleian Collection of the British Museum.It was formerly used as a base ...
Hengwrt Chaucer
The Hengwrt Chaucer manuscript is an early-15th-century manuscript of the Canterbury Tales, held in the National Library of Wales, in Aberystwyth, where it is known as MS Peniarth 392D.
This was o...
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales (Middle English: Tales of Caunterbury) is a collection of over 20 stories written in Middle English by Geoffrey Chaucer at the end of the 14th century, during the time of the Hund...
The House of Fame
The House of Fame (Hous of Fame in the original spelling) is a poem by Geoffrey Chaucer, probably written between 1379 and 1380, making it one of his earlier works.
The House of Fame is over 2,000...
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Middle English: Sir Gawayn and þe Grene Knyȝt) is a late 14th-century Middle English chivalric romance. It is one of the best known Arthurian stories, and is of a type...
Senex amans
A senex amans (from Latin: "aged lover", "amorous old man") is a stock character of classical Greek and Roman comedy, medieval literature (e.g., fabliau) and drama. It is an old jealous man married ...
Der Busant
Der Busant, also known as Der Bussard (both German names for the Common Buzzard), is a Middle High German verse narrative, containing 1074 lines of rhyming couplets. The story tells of a love affair b...
The Dead at Clonmacnoise
The Dead at Clonmacnoise is a 14th-century poem by Aongus Ó Giolláin. It commemorates the many royal kings and princes of Ireland that were buried there.
Saptakanda Ramayana
Saptakanda Ramayana is the 14th century Assamese version of the Ramayana attributed to the poet Madhava Kandali. It is considered to be the first translation from the Sanskrit to a modern regional Ind...
Il Filostrato
Il Filostrato is a poem by the Italian writer Giovanni Boccaccio, and the inspiration for Geoffrey Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde and, through Chaucer, the Shakespeare play Troilus and Cressida. It i...
Romance (genre)
Romance or romantic usually refers to romance (love), love emphasizing emotion over libido.It may also refer to:
Sir Launfal
Sir Launfal is a 1045-line Middle English romance or Breton lay written by Thomas Chestre dating from the late 14th century. It is based primarily on the 538-line Middle English poem Sir Landevale, wh...
Vox Clamantis
Vox Clamantis ("the voice of one crying out") is a Latin poem of around 10,000 lines in elegiac verse by John Gower that recounts the events and tragedy of the 1381 Peasants' Rising. The poem takes ai...
Geoffrey Chaucer
Geoffrey Chaucer (/ˈtʃɔːsər/; c. 1343 – 25 October 1400), known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages and was the first poet to be buri...
Beatrijs
Beatrijs (English: Beatrice), was a poem written in last quarter of 14th century (ca.1374), possibly by Diederic van Assenede, and is an original Dutch poem about the legend of a nun, Beatrijs, who de...
Ellesmere Chaucer
The Ellesmere Chaucer, or Ellesmere Manuscript is an early 15th-century illuminated manuscript of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, held in the Huntington Library, in San Marino, California (MS EL ...
Girdle
A girdle is an undergarment made of elasticized fabric and worn mainly by women. It is a form-fitting foundation garment that encircles the lower torso, perhaps extending below the hips, and worn ofte...
Parlement of Foules
The "Parlement of Foules" (also known as the "Parliament of Foules", "Parlement of Birddes", "Assembly of Fowls", "Assemble of Foules", or "The Parliament of Birds") is a poem by Geoffrey Chaucer (134...
Adam Pinkhurst
Adam Pinkhurst was a fourteenth-century English scribe, widely thought to have worked for Geoffrey Chaucer.
Adam lived in fourteenth-century London.Based on their shared work on another manuscript...
The Nun's Priest's Tale
The Nun's Priest's Tale is one of The Canterbury Tales by the Middle English poet Geoffrey Chaucer. Composed in the 1390s, the 626-line narrative poem is a beast fable and mock epic based on an incide...
Bean Torrach, fa Tuar Broide
"Bean Torrach, fa Tuar Broide", also known as "A Child Born in Prison", is a poem by Gofraidh Fionn Ó Dálaigh.
The following are the first three verses of the poem, followed by an English translat...