ⓘ Pan-national epic


ⓘ Pan-national epic

A national epic is an epic poem or a literary work of epic scope which seeks or is believed to capture and express the essence or spirit of a particular nation; not necessarily a nation state, but at least an ethnic or linguistic group with aspirations to independence or autonomy. National epics frequently recount the origin of a nation, a part of its history, or a crucial event in the development of national identity such as other national symbols.


1. Supranational Epics

  • The Americas - The True History of the Conquest of New Spain by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
  • Sinic world – the Four Great Classical Novels: Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Water Margin, Journey to the West, and Dream of the Red Chamber
  • Western Civilization – the Iliad and Odyssey of Homer and the Aeneid of Vergil
  • Mesoamerican Civilization – the Popol Vuh
  • Indic Civilization – the Mahabharata and Ramayana

2. Language Epics

For languages spread across various nations, earlier national epics of the older nation work as language epics. For example, national epics of England, such as The Canterbury Tales, or the works of Shakespeare are used as language epics across the English-speaking world, and the Shahnameh, the national epic of Iran Persia is used as a language epic by other Persian-speaking communities, in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan. See national epics for more examples.

Religious texts such as The King James Bible English, Luther Bible German, Quran Arabic, and Tanakh Hebrew have similar impact within a specific language, while the Bible itself in all translations is instead a supranational epic of Western civilization.

  • government of that nation are particularly proud of. It is distinct from a pan - national epic which is taken as representative of a larger cultural or linguistic
  • the Middle Ages, national epics and pan - national epics The real - life stories of heroic figures have also been referred to as being epic examples include
  • Sassoun, John Milton s Paradise Lost, and Adam Mickiewicz s Pan Tadeusz. The first epics were products of preliterate societies and oral history poetic
  • Epic of Manas Kyrgyz: Манас дастаны, ماناس دستانی, Kazakh: Манас дастаны, Azerbaijani: Manas dastanı, Turkish: Manas Destanı is a traditional epic poem
  • Harry Young, George Flash and the Pan 1980 Lights in the Night, Epic Records, retrieved 11 January 2017 via National Library of Australia Hung, Steffen
  • 1834 in Paris. It is deemed the last great epic poem in European literature. Pan Tadeusz, Poland s national epic is compulsory reading in Polish schools
  • grouping of national states for examples: Pan - Americanism, Pan - Africanism Pan - Arabism, Pan - Iranism. In terms of ethnic nationalism, pan - nationalism
  • The Epic of King Gesar ˈɡɛzər, ˈɡɛs - also spelled Geser especially in Mongolian contexts or Kesar ˈkɛzər, ˈkɛs - is an epic cycle, believed
  • epic Pan Tadeusz, a Polish literary epic Tain Bo Cuailnge, an Irish epic The Lay of the Cid, a mediaeval Spanish epic Theogony, an Ancient Greek epic
  • Pan Tadeusz: The Last Foray in Lithuania is a 1999 Polish film directed by Andrzej Wajda. It is based on the eponymous epic poem by Polish poet, writer
  • The Pan Asian Repertory Theatre is a New York City - based theatre group that explores the Asian - American experience and provides professional opportunities
  • The Slav Epic Czech: Slovanska epopej is a cycle of 20 large canvases painted by Czech Art Nouveau painter Alfons Mucha between 1910 and 1928. The cycle
  • Stage 7 Cape Epic 2nd Cross - country, Pan American Mountain Bike Championships 2017 1st Prologue Stage 1 Cape Epic 2nd Cross - country, Pan American Mountain