Time Periods in Literature

Timeline created by Sol Santayana
In History
  • 1,200 BCE

    The Classical Period (1200 BCE - 455 CE)

  • 450

    Anglo saxon period (450-1066)

  • 455

    The Medieval Period (455 CE-1485 CE)

  • 1066

    Middle english period (1066-1500)

  • 1485

    The Renaissance and Reformation (1485-1660 CE)

  • The Enlightenment (Neoclassical) Period (1660-1790 CE)

    Restoration Period (1660-1700)
    The Augustan Age (1700-1750)
    The Age of Johnson (1750-1790
  • Restoration period (1660-1700)

  • Augustan period (1700-1745)

  • Age of sensibility (1745-1785)

  • Romantic period (1785-1837)

  • Victorian Age (1837-1901)

    The end of the Victorian Period is marked by the intellectual movements of Aestheticism and "the Decadence"
  • Edwardian period (1901-1914)

  • Modern Age (1914-1945)

  • Post modern age (1945-still going on)