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This peer-reviewed World Literature I anthology includes introductory text and images before each series of readings. Sections of the text are divided by time period in three parts: the Ancient World, Middle Ages, and Renaissance, and then divided into chapters by location.

World Literature I and the Compact Anthology of World Literature are similar in format and both intended for World Literature I courses, but these two texts are developed around different curricula.

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Course Title

World Literature I

Course Number

ENGL 2110, ENGL 2111

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Publication Date

Spring 2015


University System of Georgia, University Press of North Georgia


world literature, ancient literature, Middle Ages, Renaissance


Classical Literature and Philology | English Language and Literature | Medieval Studies

World Literature I: Beginnings to 1650