Lyrics:(short poems): France tradition of the troubadouers (traveling singers, stringed instuments, about carnal love, explicit), Germany: minnesingers (wrote about love), Italy: Sonnets written about love
Epics (large poems): Anglo-saxon england: Beowulf. Germany: Nibolguny (the nubolemus), France: song of rowland
Romance (novel, adventure stories; not always about love): King arthur/Lancelot/Guinevere/ , Tristan and Isolde, Arthurian romances, Quests for the holy grail
Religious works (catch all): Homily (collection of sermons)
Secular Stories: fabliox (dirty short stories), Chaucer's Canterbury tales.
Mystery Plays: hidden doctrine from old testiment revealed in the new testiment; Noah best known example
Miracle plays: reinactments of the lives of the saints
Morality plays: allegories that depict the struggle between the seven vices and the seven virtues; most famous play "Everyman"
Political impact: taping into resources of both church and state = political tension
Intellectual Impact: rediscovery of greek learning from the arabs
Economic consequence: new trade routes with the middle east; (emergence of the middle or "merchant" class
Social impact: growing affluence of the middle "merchant" class