Meaning of medieval literature
What is medieval literature:
Medieval literature is all that was produced during the Middle Ages, a period that lasted from the 5th to the 15th century approximately.
Thus, in order to define this period of literature, it is necessary to resort to extraliterary aspects, such as the historical context of literary production and the way in which it influenced it.
The Middle Ages began approximately with the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 and lasted until the arrival of Columbus in America, in 1492.
The Middle Ages were characterized by the preeminence of the feudal system, the use of the Latin language as a diplomatic and high culture language, the expansion of the Germanic people, the crusades, the formation of national monarchies and the immense political power and cultural influence of the Catholic Church in all areas of life. All these aspects will be reflected in the literature produced in this period.