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"English Literature" Article - Table of Contents

I. ANGLO-SAXON PERIOD (596-1066 AD)
Part 1. Anglo-Saxon Period (596-1066 AD): Beowulf, Caedmon, Venerable Bede

II. ANGLO-NORMAN PERIOD (1066-1215)
Part 2. Anglo-Norman Period (1066-1215): Wace, Arthurian Romance, Welsh Poetry, Layamon

III. AMALGAMATION OF RACES - COMMENCEMENTS OF ENGLISH LITERATURE (1215-1350)
Part 3. Amalgamation of Races - Commencements of English Literature (1215-1350): Bacon, Manning

IV. EARLY ENGLISH LITERATURE (1350-1477)
Part 4. Early English Literature (1350-1477): Langland, Chaucer, Gower

V. PERIOD OF THE RENAISSANCE AND THE REFORMATION (1477-1579)
Part 5. Period of the Renaissance and the Reformation (1477-1579): More, Colet, Miracle Plays


VI. THE OLD CIVILIZATION IN CONFLICT WITH PURITANISM (1579-1660)
Part 6. The Old Civilization in Conflict with Puritanism (1579-1660): Sidney, Spencer, Shakespeare, Jonson

VII. REACTION AND COUNTER-ACTION (1660-1770)
Part 7. Reaction and Counter-Action (1660-1770): Bunyan, Dryden, Congreve, Milton

VIII. THE AGE OF QUEEN ANNE (1700-1729)
Part 8. The Age of Queen Anne (1700-1729): Addison, Defoe, Pope, Swift

IX. THE TRIUMPH OF COMPROMISE (1729-1789)
Part 9. The Triumph of Compromise (1729-1789): Cowper, Burns, Sheridan, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Sterne

X. THE FRENCH REVOLUTION (1789-1832)
Part 10. The French Revolution (1789-1832): Scott, Byron, Shelley, Wordsworth


The above article was written by Thomas Arnold, M.A. Oxford; Inspector of Schools in Tasmania, 1850; Professor in the Univ. of Dublin; author of A Short History of English Literature; has edited many Anglo-Saxon texts.



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