The Renaissance began in Italy 14th century, but didnt really spread around Europe until the 17th century.
The Renaissance started in Florence, Italy.
There are many well known Renaissance authors, but some of the most known are Shakespeare and the author of “Don Quixote” Miguel de Cervantes
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Medieval literature includes many broad works from AD 500 until the start of the spread of the Renaissance.
Many works of medievals times are anonymous, like the story “Sir Gawain and the Green knight” we read in class. (The author’s pen name is “Pearl Poet” but we don’t know his real name) Some works were thought to be written by monks like Beowulf. One of the most well known authors was Chaucer, writer of those lovely Canterbury Tales.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
Both eras have both religous and secular works but there was a larger amount of religous and moral stories in both time periods.There are obvious differences like time period, but there is also a lot more. Medieval lierature was primarily written in Latin, the main language of the Roman church. The invention of the printer press led to authors writing in their own language during te Renaissance. The Renaissance was an intelluctual awakening from the Dark Ages, an illerate era, while the Medieval ages led to that almost backwards time.