What are the best books of the 14th century?

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    #1La Vie de Saint-Louis

    La Vie de Saint-Louis

    La Vie de Saint-Louis is an English and French edition of the classic medieval French literary piece. This version is authored by Joinville and was released in September 2002. It is about the life of St. Louis.

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    Ruth Patel
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Get your history on with this best book on the France's 14th century Louis IX. It focuses on his failed crusades. This is not a dry book of facts, there are fun and interesting details of everyday life as a King and some of it will make you laugh out loud. The writer knew Louis personally and it shows through on the details of this interesting time."
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    #2The Decameron

    The Decameron

    The Decameron is a medieval fiction written by Giovanni Boccaccio in the 14th century. It contains 100 tales of love and adventure told from the point of view of 10 men inside a city ravaged by the deadly Black Death.

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    Marilyn Hayes
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This is a classic book, it is a great collection of stories. Highly recommend."
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    #3The Divine Comedy

    The Divine Comedy
    Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy tells of the poet's travels through Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise in search of salvation. Before he is redeemed, he will learn the meaning of evil, sin, damnation, and forgiveness.
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    Ann Bryant
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I like this classic. It endures the spans of time. It uncovers the mystery of the universe."
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    #4Petrarch's Lyric Poems

    Petrarch's Lyric Poems

    Petrarch's Lyric Poems: The Rime Sparse and Other Lyrics is a book containing a translated compilation of poems written by medieval literary icon Francesco Petrarch. It was translated by Robert Durling and was released in 1979.

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    Tammy Parker
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "My son was looking for a good book of poems that belonged to the 14th century. He came across Petrarch's Lyric Poems which is a book of translated compilation of poems by Francesco Petrarch andtranslated by Robert Durling. "
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    #5A Treatise On God As First Principle

    A Treatise On God As First Principle

    A Treatise On God As First Principle is a medieval book believed to be written by a priest named John Duns Scouts. It was released between 1265 and 1308. This version is from a 2004 reprint.

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    Billy King
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Scouts nails it in this one! I'm a big fan of religious writing from the middle ages. It's a wild ride. I can't believe the oldness and piousness of it all. What a concept. It's really god. Just, the best, really. I'm blown away So religious!"
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    #6Sir Gawain & Green Knight

    Sir Gawain & Green Knight

    Sir Gawain & Green Knight is a medieval folktale dated from the second half of the 14th century. IT was released in May 1996. It is about a knight and his struggles to play the mind games of the people in a royal court.

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    Andrea Morris
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This book is based in the 14th century so of course it was hard for me to get into. Definitely not my type of book. I like more modern books that I'm able to relate to."
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    #7Three Kingdoms (Chinese Classics)

    Three Kingdoms (Chinese Classics)

    Three Kingdoms: Teamwork, Strategy, and Wisdom is an adaptation of the 14th-century Chinese classic. it was written by Luo Guanzhong and is illustrated by Qingrong Huang. It is about battles of three big Chinese kingdoms.

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    Susan Russell
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Three Kingdoms is an excellent 14th Century book. It takes some determination to really get into the book, but if you like the video game Dynasty Warriors, then this book will really interest you. It's also got great illustrations and annotations to help you understand what is going on in the story. It's a true tale of the battle of three Chinese Kingdoms in the 14th Century. Nice read."
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    #8Outlaws of the Marsh (Chinese Classics)

    Outlaws of the Marsh (Chinese Classics)

    Outlaws of the Marsh is a part of the 14th-century Chinese classics. It was authored by Shi Nai'An and was translated by Sidney Shapiro. It was originally released January 1, 2001.

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    Joe Tucker
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I love to read old-time stories like Outlaws of the Marsh. I am glad that someone translated this story so that I was able to read it."
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    #9The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki

    The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki

    The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki is a book containing the modern version of the medieval Icelandic epic saga written and translated by Jesse Byock. It was released in 1999 by Penguin Classics..

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    Janet Carr
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "A good book. Starts out a little slow, which was to be expended in this genre, but still a good read for anyone interested in old historical literature, the Vikings, Norse history, and beliefs in the supernatural."
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    #10Confessio Amantis (Vol. 1)

    Confessio Amantis (Vol. 1)

    Confessio Amantis, Vol. 1: Prologue, Book 1, Book 8 is a book containing a compilation of medieval writings. It was compiled by John Gower, translated by Andrew Galloway, and edited by Russell A. Peck.

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    Catherine Moore
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I think that this book will be a good book for the topic interest. It sounds like a good read from the reviews and the description. It will be a good book for them to read."

Summary

Best What are the best books of the 14th century
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1La Vie de Saint-LouisBooks 41 Paid
2The DecameronBooks 37 Paid
3The Divine ComedyBooks 34 Paid
4Petrarch's Lyric PoemsBooks 30 Paid
5A Treatise On God As First PrincipleBooks 29 Paid
6Sir Gawain & Green KnightBooks 27 Paid
7Three Kingdoms (Chinese Classics)Books 25 Paid
8Outlaws of the Marsh (Chinese Classics)Books 23 Paid
9The Saga of King Hrolf KrakiBooks 18 Paid
10Confessio Amantis (Vol. 1)Books 15 Paid
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