List of historical fiction by time period

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This list of historical fiction is designed to provide examples of notable historical works divided by time period.

For a more exhaustive list of historical novels by period, see Category:Historical novels by setting, which lists relevant Wikipedia categories; also see the larger List of historical novels, which is organized by country, as well as the more general Category:Historical novels and Category:Historical fiction.


Set in Prehistory (c. 30,000 BC – 3000 BC)[edit]

Set in Classical Greece, Ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, etc. (c. 2000 BC – 500 AD)[edit]

Set in the Middle Ages (c. 500 AD – 1500)[edit]

Set in the Early Modern Period (c. 1500 – 1760)[edit]

Set during the Industrial Revolution and Napoleonic era (c.1760–1840)[edit]

Set during recent history (c. 1850 – 1950)[edit]


Set 2000 BC – 600 AD[edit]

Set 600 AD – 1550[edit]

Set after 1550[edit]


Set 3000 BC – 600 AD[edit]

Set 600 AD – 1800[edit]

Films and television[edit]





Wuxia manhua[edit]

Samurai manga[edit]

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