Renaissance literature, authors and poets


Renaissance Literature, Renaissance Authors and Poets: a List of Top Websites

Renaissance-Literatur; Littérature de la Renaissance; Letteratura rinascimentale; Literatura del Renacimiento


Botticelli’s Vision
Essays and extracts from Mediaeval and Renaissance literature, plus a gallery of art and other images from the period. By Donald Williams.

British Renaissance drama, a web directory. 
The Open Directory Project


Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance 


Elizabethan drama web directory. 
The Open Directory Project

The English Renaissance, 
Wikipedia entry.


French Renaissance, Early Modern Literature.
Indexed under author and anonymous poem.


Italian Renaissance, 
Wikipedia entry.

New Scholarship from Old Renaissance Dictionaries


Renaissance Forum
An Electronic Journal of Early-Modern Literary and Historical Studies

Renaissance literature, Wikipedia entry.


Sixteenth Century English Renaissance literature internet resources. 


Theatre. Renaissance theatre and dramatists.
The Open Directory Project.

Renaissance writers, playwrights

Boccaccio, Giovanni

Boccaccio, Giovanni. Giovanni Boccaccio,
Wikipedia entry.
Giovanni Boccaccio. 
Decameron Web, A growing hypermedia archive of materials dedicated to The Decameron.
Giovanni Boccaccio. 
Italian websites. Open Directory Project
Giovanni Boccaccio.  The Decameron, 
Project Gutenberg etexts.

Bacon, Sir Francis

Bacon, Sir Francis. Sir Francis Bacon
Texts, bibliographies.
Sir Francis Bacon
Life, works quotes, background, essays.Luminarium

Castiglione, Baldassare

Castiglione, Baldassare. Baldassare Castiglione,
Wikipedia entry.

Cervantes, Miguel de

Cervantes, Miguel de. Miguel de  Cervantes, 
Wikipedia entry.
Miguel de Cervantes
The History of Don Quixote. Project Gutenberg etext.

Kydd, Thomas

Kydd, Thomas. Thomas Kydd etexts.

Machiavelli, Niccolo

Machiavelli, Niccolò. Niccolò Machiavelli
Wikipedia entry.
Niccolo Machiavelli. The Prince
Project Gutenberg

Marlowe, Christopher

Marlowe, Christopher. Christopher Marlowe
Etexts from
Christopher Marlowe
Research, including a detailed, easy-to-read profile on Marlowe, a comprehensive timeline, and descriptions of his known associates. There is also a collection of primary documents that relate to his controversial death. A site by Mathew G. Scarsbrook.
Chrisopher Marlowe
Essays, biographies. Websites at The Open Directory Project
Christopher Marlowe
The complete works. The Perseus Project
Doctor Faustus, by Christopher Marlowe.

Middleton, Thomas

Middleton, Thomas. Thomas Middleton
Works, life, essays, books.
Thomas Middleton
The plays of Thomas Middleton.
Thomas Middleton
Wikipedia entry.

Molière,  Jean-Baptiste Poquelin

Molière,  Jean-Baptiste Poquelin. Jean-Baptiset Poquelin
A directory of plays and web pages. Open Directory Project
An introduction.

Montaigne, Michel de

Introduction in French.
Wikipedia entry.
Introduction and background.
Montaigne Studies,
an interdisciplinary forum.
Works by Michel de Montaigne. Project Gutenberg
Essays by Montaigne
The Montaigne Medal

Montaigne’s essays:

Project Gutenberg
HTML version

More, Sir Thomas

More, Sir Thomas. Sir Thomas More
Directory of Sir Thomas More webpages.
Utopia, by Sir Thomas More.

Rabelais, François

Francois Rabelais: free books online.
Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel, by Francois Rabelais. Translated into English by Sir Thomas Urquhart…
(in French)
Rabelais Biography, Bibliography, Analysis
(in French)
A Dutch website about Rabelais
Rabelais et la Renaissance, sur le Portail de la Renaissance française.
François Rabelais
Wikipedia entry.

Ronsard, Pierre de

Ronsard, Pierre de. Pierre de Ronsard
Wikipedia entry.
Pierre de Ronsard. Sonnets
Pierre de Ronsard
Liste de ouevres de Ronsard.

Shakespeare, William

Shakespeare, William. William Shakespeare web directory. 
Shakespeare, William. William Shakespeare web directory.
The Open Directory Project.

Sidney, Sir Philip

Sidney, Sir Philip Sidney. Sir Philip Sidney
Works, texts, biography, quotes, background. Luminarium
Sir Philip Sidney: Poems

An index of poems by Sir Philip Sidney.
Poetry Archive
Sir Philip Sidney. All poems of Sir Philip Sidney
Poem Hunter
Sir Philip Sidney. Astrophil and Stella
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