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A long shot...medieval literature set outside Europe...

Discussion in 'English' started by roamingteacher, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. roamingteacher

    roamingteacher Established commenter Forum guide

    ...and suitable for KS3/4. Any ideas?
  2. blueskydreaming

    blueskydreaming Lead commenter

    The Ramayana? (not the whole thing!) Is that too early?
  3. blueskydreaming

    blueskydreaming Lead commenter

    One thousand and one nights?
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  4. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Monkey, the abridgement of The Journey to the West written in the 16th Century, so just outside of the European Middle Ages but with a setting in the Tang dynasty, 7th Century AD, China's Medieval period:



    There is plenty of material available to support the teaching of these books, and the character of the Monkey King, Sun Wukong, will be familiar to many British people:

    There is currently a Netflix adaptation:

  5. roamingteacher

    roamingteacher Established commenter Forum guide

    Thanks. Ramayana is too early, unfortunately - it's a tough one to find titles in this category right?!
    1001 Nights could work, except for the whole 'kill the virgins' aspect.
    I'm going to explore Monkey - if set in 7th C, it would be perfect.
    Thank you all for your responses. Much appreciated. Keep 'em coming!
  6. roamingteacher

    roamingteacher Established commenter Forum guide

    Looked at Monkey and Journey to the West - they're too long for my students as we intend to use them for 'short and sweet' book clubs.
    Good for me to read though, so mightly grateful.

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