10 Classic Works of Medieval Literature Everyone Should Read

A pretty thorough and varied list. I’ve only read a few of these myself although I have most of them on my tbr shelf.

Interesting Literature

The best medieval books, from travel writing and history to works of poetry

Say ‘medieval literature’ and a few names will spring to mind: Geoffrey Chaucer, Dante, the anonymous author of Beowulf. But where does one start exploring the wonderful and colourful world of medieval writing? Here are our ten favourite recommendations, which give a sense of the rich panoply of medieval literature. Rather than order this list as ‘worst to best’ and attempt to proclaim one ‘best work of medieval literature’, we’ve avoided putting these ten books in any preferential order. Still, readers will doubtless have their favourites. What’s the best medieval book, for your money?

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