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Epics and Folktales (Anonymous)

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List of Works
[Beowulf]   [Epic of Gilgamesh]   [The Mabinogion]   [The Nibelungenlied]   [The Saga of Burnt Njal]   [Sir Gawain and the Green Knight]   [The Song of Roland]   [Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs]   [Tales from the 1001 Nights]  


The Epic of Gilgamesh (between 2000-1400 BC?)
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Beowulf (c. 725) [HC]
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The Destruction of Dá Derga's Hostel (c. 900?; mss. c. 1100) [HC]
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The Story of the Volsungs and Niblungs (12th Century) [HC]
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The Mabinogion (c. 1050?)
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The Nibelungenlied (c. 1200) [HTR]
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The Saga of Burnt Njal (13th Century) [HTR]
Also called Njal's Saga.
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The Song of Roland (c. 1100) [HTR,HC]
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Tales from the 1001 Nights (or, 1001 Arabian Nights) (c. 850?) [HC]
The earliest versions of the 1001 Nights date from the mid-9th century, but modern translations are based on a fourteenth-century manuscript.
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Late 14th Century)
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