European literature

European literature

European literature refers to the literature of Europe.

European literature includes literature in many languages; among the most important of the modern written works are those in English, Spanish, French, Dutch, Polish, German, Italian, Modern Greek, Czech and Russian and works by the Scandinavians and Irish.

Important classical and medieval traditions are those in Latin, Ancient Greek, Old Norse, Medieval French and the Italian Tuscan dialect of the renaissance.

In colloquial speech, European literature often is used as a synonym for Western literature.

European literature is a part of world literature.

Ancient Greek Literature


Latin Literature


Italian Literature


Spanish and Portuguese Literature


French Literature


Germanic Literature


English Literature


Russian Literature


Scandinavian Literature (Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark)


Dutch, Flemish and Frisian literature


Slavic and East-European literature (Poland, Czechia and Hungaria)


See also

*Medieval literature
*Renaissance literature
*Literatures by nation or language: divided into literature and poetry.
*** Albanian
*** Anglo-Norman
*** Anglo-Saxon
*** Anglo-Welsh
*** Austrian
*** Breton
*** British
*** Bulgarian
*** Catalan
*** Croatian
*** Czech

*** Danish
*** Dutch
*** Frisian
*** French
*** Galician
*** German
*** Greek, Ancient
*** Greek, Modern
*** Hungarian
*** Icelandic
*** Irish
*** Italian
*** Jèrriais
*** Macedonian
*** Manx

*** Nordic
*** Norwegian
*** Occitan
*** Polish
*** Portuguese
*** Romanian
*** Russian
*** Scandinavian
*** Scottish
*** Serbian
*** Slovenian
*** Spanish
*** Welsh
*** Yiddish
*** Ottoman

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