Renaissance, 1300–1600

The Renaissance was a cultural movement that profoundly affected European intellectual life in the early modern period. Beginning in Italy, and spreading to the rest of Europe by the 16th century, its influence was felt in literature, philosophy, art, music, politics, science, religion, and other aspects of intellectual inquiry. Renaissance scholars employed the humanist method in study, and searched for realism and human emotion in art. ... Wikipedia

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
Torquato Tasso, 1544-1595
Jerusalem Delivered
Tommaso Campanella, 1568-1639
The City of the Sun
Giorgio Vasari, 1511-1574
Lives of the Most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects / Giorgio Vasari; translated by Gaston Du C. De Vere [1580]
Stories from the Italian Poets : with Lives of the Writers
Volume 1 , Volume 2

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
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, 1567-1601
The Unfortunate Traveller.
Kyd, Thomas, 1558-1594
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
Izaak Walton, 1593-1683
The Compleat Angler;
The King James Bible
Robert Burton, 1577–1640
The Anatomy of Melancholy
Thomas Hobbes, 1588–1679
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
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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