European Literature BooksEuropean 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, Russian, Bosnian 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.
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Western literature , history of literatures in the languages of the Indo-European family, along with a small number of other languages whose cultures became closely associated with the West, from ancient times to the present. Diverse as they are, European literatures, like European languages, are parts of a common heritage. Literatures in these languages are, however, closely associated with major Western literatures and are often included among them. The common literary heritage is essentially that originating in ancient Greece and Rome. It was preserved, transformed, and spread by Christianity and thus transmitted to the vernacular languages of the European Continent, the Western Hemisphere , and other regions that were settled by Europeans.
Welcome to our topic Introduction to European Literature! As students of European Literature, it is fitting and proper that you put things in the context of European Literature whether as an observer or an insider or someone part of the entire continental Europe. Hop on! Europe is one of the seven traditional continents of the Earth. Physically and geologically , Europe is the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, west of Asia.
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The culture of Europe is rooted in the art, architecture, film, different types of music, economic, literature, and philosophy that originated from the continent of Europe. Because of the great number of perspectives which can be taken on the subject, it is impossible to form a single, all-embracing conception of European culture. Bochmann includes: . Berting says that these points fit with "Europe's most positive realisations". In this definition, Western culture is the set of literary , scientific , political , artistic and philosophical principles which set it apart from other civilizations. Much of this set of traditions and knowledge is collected in the Western canon. The Nobel Prize laureate in Literature Thomas Stearns Eliot in his book Notes Towards the Definition of Culture , credited the prominent Christian influence upon the European culture:  "It is in Christianity that our arts have developed; it is in Christianity that the laws of Europe have--until recently--been rooted.
Jump to navigation. The history and literature of Continental Europe has been a specialty of the Newberry since its beginning, but like many other such broad fields, there are particular areas of great strength and others that are less well developed. In general, materials concerning Central and Western Europe from the fourteenth century to the end of the Napoleonic era are in scope for the library. Italy, France, and Germany are best represented. The Spanish and Portuguese collections tend to emphasize the imperial experiences of those countries but include major literary works, religious history, and pamphlets in abundance. There are significant but less extensive collections for Switzerland, Austria, the Low Countries, and some other areas.