The Longest Poem Ever Written: Shahnameh – The Epic Book Of Kings
In 977 AD, a Persian poet named Ferdowsi began on a grandiose poetic journey that would take him 33 years to complete. He used ancient Persian tales which had been told from generation to generation f...
Scotland in the Early Modern Era
Scotland in the early modern period refers, for the purposes of this article, to Scotland between the death of James IV in 1513 and the end of the Jacobite rebellions in the mid-eighteenth century. It...
The Longest Poem Ever Written: Shahnameh – The Epic Book Of Kings
In 977 AD, a Persian poet named Ferdowsi began on a grandiose poetic journey that would take him 33 years to complete. He used ancient Persian tales which had been told from generation to generation f...
Mera Pakistani Safarnama
Mera Pakistani Safarnama is a Punjabi travelogue by actor-writer Balraj Sahni. This book describes his 1960 tour through Pakistan.
Ratirahasya
The Ratirahasya (Sanskrit रतिरहस्य ) (translated in English as Secrets of Love, also known as the Koka Shastra) is a medieval Indian sex manual written by Kokkoka, a poet, who is variously described...
Poète maudit
A poète maudit ([pɔɛt modi], accursed poet) is a poet living a life outside or against society. Abuse of drugs and alcohol, insanity, crime, violence, and in general any societal sin, often resulting ...
Hamsa (literature)
Hamsa (also Khamsah, Khamsa, Khamseh, Hamsah) in Persian and Turkish literature, is a set of five long epic poems composed in rhyming couplet, or masnavi, form. Khamseh takes its name from the five gr...
Shūi Wakashū
The Shūi Wakashū (拾遺和歌集, "Collection of Gleanings"), often abbreviated as Shūishū, is the third imperial anthology of waka from Heian period Japan. It was compiled by Emperor Kazan in about 1005. ...
Albanian literature
The Albanian literature is the literature written in the Albanian language. It may also refer to literature written by Albanians or in Albania.
The expansion of the Ottoman Empire pushed many Alba...
Marinism
Marinism (Italian marinismo, or secentismo, "17th century") is the name now given to an ornate, witty style of poetry and verse drama written in imitation of Giambattista Marino (1569-1625), following...
Lahuta e Malcís
Lahuta e Malcís (The Highland Lute) is the Albanian national epic poem, complete and published by the Albanian friar and poet Gjergj Fishta in 1937. It is written in the Gheg Albanian language, with 3...
Heimdalargaldr
Heimdalargaldr (Old Norse "Heimdallr's galdr") is an Old Norse poem about the god Heimdallr of Norse mythology. The poem is mentioned in two books of the 13th century Prose Edda book—Gylfaginning and ...
Pastourelle
The pastourelle ([pastuʁɛl]; also pastorelle, pastorella, or pastorita is a typically Old French lyric form concerning the romance of a shepherdess. In most of the early pastourelles, the poet knight...
The Building of Skadar
The Building of Skadar or The Walling of the Skadar or The Founding of Skadar (Serbian: Зидање Скадра) is a poem of the pre-Kosovo cycle of Serbian epic poetry. It is based on the motif of human s...
Old English poetry
Old English literature (sometimes referred to as Anglo-Saxon literature) encompasses literature written in Old English (also called Anglo-Saxon) in Anglo-Saxon England from the 7th century to the deca...
Nemzeti dal
The Nemzeti dal ("National Song") is a poem written by Sándor Petőfi that is said to have inspired the Hungarian Revolution of 1848. Petőfi read the poem aloud on March 15 in Vörösmarty Square in Buda...
Bullah Ki Jaana
Bullah Ki Jaana (Punjabi: بُلھا کی جاناں , ਬੁੱਲ੍ਹਾ ਕੀ ਜਾਣਾਂ ) is one of the most-known Kafi poems written by the Punjabi Sufi saint Bulleh Shah.In the 1990s Junoon, a rock band from Pakistan, rend...
History of poetry
Poetry as an art form may predate literacy. The earliest poetry is believed to have been recited or sung, employed as a way of remembering oral history, genealogy, and law. Poetry is often closely rel...
Runestones of Högby
The Runestones of Högby are runestones located in the village of Högby in Östergötland, Sweden, but the name Högby runestone (Swedish: Högbystenen) usually refers to the notable Ög 81. It is famous fo...
Théâtre de l'Œuvre
The Théâtre de l'Œuvre is a Paris theatre, located atop cité Monthiers, at 55 rue de Clichy in the 9° arrondissement in Paris, France. It is best known as the theatre where Alfred Jarry’s nihilistic f...
Bible translations into Czech
The Czech literature of the Middle Ages is very rich in translations of Biblical books, made from the Vulgate. During the 14th century all parts of the Bible seem to have been translated at different ...