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Books written in the Early Middle Ages

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Books written before the European Moveable Metal Type Printing Press was invented in Mainz, Germany, in 1450

 

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Books written in the Middle Ages and Renaissance after the printing press

 

 
 

 

Kautilya - the Machiavelli of early first millennium India

 

 

St Augustine of Hippo

 354 - 430

 

Anicius Boethius

480 - 524

 
   

 

 

St Colomba c523 - 597 (74)

 

 

The Venerable Bede 673 - 735, written in 731.  Bede was based at Jarrow monastery and is buried in Durham Cathedral.

 

 
 

Bede, a Doctor of the Church,  was also one of the earlier vocal Christian supporters of the spherical earth theory, though it had been around at least since Pythagoras 1250 years earlier

 
       

 

 

 
 

 

Charlemagne

742 - 814

 

The defeat of Charlemagne's nephew Roland at  Roncesvalles in 778 leads to an epic (and completely inaccurate) poem 200 years later

 

 
 

 

 

The glittering court of Sultan Harun al-Rashid 763 - 809

Biography 

 

 

King Alfred the Great

871 - 899

Monarchs of England 

 

 

 

Anselm of Canterbury  1033 - 1109

 

 

El Cid  c1040 1099 (59)

 

 

The Ruba'iyat of

Omar Khayyam

1048 - 1123

 

       

 

Peter Abelard 1079 - 1142

 Heloise 1101 - 1164

 

Biography 

 

St Stephen Harding

1060 - 1133

St Bernard of Clairvaux

1090 - 1153

 

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St Aelred c1110 - 1167, third Abbot of Rievaulx

(Yorkshire, Cistercian Abbey) 

The Cistercians - Insight Pages

 

 

 

Moses Maimonides

1135 - 1204

Cordoba born Jewish rabbi, physician and philosopher

 

 

Jalal-ud-Din Rumi

1207 - 1273

 

Saint Thomas Aquinas 1226 -  1274

 

 

 

 

 

Link to books by or about medieval travellers in the 1200s and 1300s

Marco Polo, Friar Odoric, Jacob d'Ancona, Ibn Battuta, Sir John Mandeville

   

   

 

 

 

San Bonaventura completed this official life of Saint Francis in 1262.

   
More books about Saint Francis (1182 - 1226 (44))    
 

   

   

   

 

 

The Robert and Jean Hollander translations of the Divine Comedy have received much praise.

Dante Alighieri 1265 - 1321     Portraits & Tomb of Dante     Biography of Dante

 

       

   

 

 

 

Francesco Petrarch

1304 - 1374

Padova 2004

 

 

Giovanni Boccaccio

1313 - 1375

 

 

 

 

Filming the Decameron

(aka Virgin Territory)

 

 

Geoffrey Chaucer

1340 - 1400

 

Pilgrimages

 

     

 

 

 

1450 - The first European printed book produced in Mainz (Germany) - 1450

Link to books written in the Middle Ages after the Invention of the European Printing Press

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