Renaissance, 1300–1600

Italian Renaissance

Dante (1265 - 1321)
The divine comedy : The Vision of Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise
Petrarch, 1304-1374
Lyric Poems; Selections
Giovanni Boccaccio, 1313-1375
The Decameron
Christine de Pisan, 1365-c.1434
The Book of the City of Ladies
Matteo Maria Boiardo, 1440 or 41–1494
Orlando Innamorato
Lodovico Ariosto, 1474-1533
Orlando Furioso
Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469–1527
The Prince; The Mandrake, a Comedy.
Benvenuto Cellini, 1500–1571
Autobiography
Torquato Tasso
Jerusalem Delivered
Tommaso Campanella, 1568-1639
The City of the Sun

English Renaissance

Geoffrey Chaucer, (ca.1343-1400)
The Canterbury Tales; Troilus and Criseyde.
Thomas Malory, 1430-1471
Le morte d'Arthur
Thomas More, 1478-1535
Utopia;
Edmund Spenser, 1552-1599
The Faerie Queene;
Sir Philip Sidney, 1554-1586.
The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia; Astrophel and Stella; An Apology for Poetry
Christopher Marlowe, 1564-1593
Poems and plays.
Thomas Nashe
The Unfortunate Traveller.
Thomas Kyd
The Spanish Tragedy.
William Shakespeare, 1564-1616
Poems and plays.
John Donne, 1572-1631
Poems; Sermons
Ben Jonson, 1573-1637
Poems, Plays, and Masques.
John Webster, c.1580-c.1634
The Duchess of Malfi; The White Devil;
John Ford, 1586-ca.1640
The Broken Heart; 'Tis Pity She's a Whore.
Francis Bacon, 1561–1626
Essays.
Izaak Walton, 1593-1683
The Compleat Angler;
The King James Bible
Robert Burton, 1577–1640
The Anatomy of Melancholy
Thomas Hobbes, 1588–1679
Leviathan.
Thomas Browne, 1605–1682
Religio Medici; Hydriotaphia, or Urne-Buriall; The Garden of Cyrus
John Milton, 1608-1674
Areopagitica; Paradise Lost;

European Renaissance

Diego de San Pedro, ca.1437-ca.1498
Prison of Love
Erasmus of Rotterdam, 1466–1536
In Praise of Folly.
Francois Rabelais, 1494?-1553?
Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel;
Michel de Montaigne, 1533-1592
Essays;
Miguel de Cervantes, 1547-1616
Don Quixote; Exemplary Stories.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca, 1600–1681
Life is a Dream; The Mayor of Zalamea; The Mighty Magician; The Doctor of His Own Honor.
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