|Reformation era literature|
Sorbian literature began with the Reformation and the translations of religious texts. The first translation of the New Testament was made in 1549 by M. Jakubica and the first printed book in 1574 was Albin Moller's Zpevnik a Katechism (hymnal and catechism). See also Bible translations into Sorbian.
The British Library houses many copies of early Sorbian literature, the earliest being a copy of the Lord's Prayer dating from 1603. Sorbian is also noted in one of the first multilingual dictionaries: Megiser's Thesaurus Polyglottus, published in Frankfurt in 1603.
Around twenty books were available by 1700, mostly about religion. Little from that early period has survived.