The Middle Ages, 476-1200

Northern Europe

Beowulf (ca.800)
The Mabinogion
Icelandic Sagas
The Poetic Edda
Snorri Sturluson, 1179-1241
The Prose Edda
The Nibelungenlied
Wolfram von Eschenbach, 1170–1220
Chrétien de Troyes, 12th cent
Yvain: The Knight of the Lion
The Lay of the Cid, 12th century

The Islamic World

The Koran (Al-Qur'an)
The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
Firdausi (c.934 - 1020)
The Epic of Kings
Omar Khayyám, 1048-1122
The Rubaiyat
Sa'adi (1184-1283/1291?)
The Gulistan

China and Japan

Murasaki Shikibu
The Tale of Genji / Murasaki Shikibu ; translated by Edward G. Seidensticker
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