Literary Movement Reading Challenge 2015 – January: Medieval (500 – 1500)



Literature during Middle Age (Medieval) is dominated by theological-religious works, besides secular ones. Medieval authors often deeply respected the classical writers and the Church Fathers and tended to re-tell and embellish stories they had heard or read rather than invent new stories. [Source

Some of Medieval authors:
(you may pick other authors outside this list)

Geoffrey Chaucer
The writer of Beowulf
Thomas Malory
St. Augustine Hyppo
Dante Alighieri
Thomas Aquinas

You can submit your review posts on Medieval books in the linky below.


5 comments:

  1. Ada yang udah diterjemahkan untuk kategori medieval ini gak ya??

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    1. Wah...aku gak hafal yang mana aja yang sudah diterjemahkan. Divine Comedy sudah ada terjemahan, belum ya? Atau coba 1001 Malam?

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  2. Hi Fanda,

    Actually, I have lots of books to read, but I read “Abelard’s “The Story of my Misfortunes”, Monmouth’s “The History of the Kings of Britain (includes the lives of King Lear and King Arthur), Chaucer’s “The Book of the Duchess” so far. I wish to read one of these great works: Chaucer’s “Troilus and Criseyde”, “The Romance of the Rose”, Chaucer’s “The Canterbury Tales”, “The Mabinogion”, and St. Augustin’s ‘Confessions”, but, as the remaining days for the Medieval literature are so limited, I must reach a decision in few hours. I love to read Chretien De Troyes’ “Arthurian Romances” and Malory’s “Le Morte D’Arthur” (I have three different versions), and Boccaccio’s “Decameron”, but it seems impossible to read them this year. I wanted to read St. Augustin’s Confessions (I even read three chapters more than once), but I am not in a mood for hard stuff that requires lots of concentration and reflection now. However, I’ll try later this year. I do really enjoy this challenge, thank you so much Fanda!

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    1. Bravo Maan! You've read many great Medieval works this month. I could only read one, but it must have been one of the toughest, so...I'm not disappointed. Good luck for next movements/periods ;)

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