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Papacy, The Medieval

Thomas F.X. Noble

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

The Medieval Papacy Introduction The papacy is the world’s oldest continuously functioning institution. A full history of the papacy would have four...

Peasants

Philip Slavin

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Peasants Introduction Medieval peasantry has been a subject of much scholarly work since the mid-19th century. To a large extent, the pre–W...

Petrarch

Chris Kleinhenz

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Petrarch Introduction Through his Canzoniere, Francesco Petrarca (b. 1304–d. 1374) shaped in indelible ways the development of the love lyric ...

Pizan, Christine de

Tracy Adams Rechtschaffen

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Christine de Pizan Introduction The prolific writer Christine de Pizan (b. c. 1364–d. c. 1431) was an innovative lyric poet, early champi...

Plowman, Piers

Lawrence Clopper

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Piers Plowman Introduction William Langland or William of Cleobury Mortimer (fl. 1360s–1380s) is the author of Piers Plowman, an allegorical p...

Poetry, Old English Religious

Frederick M. Biggs

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Old English Religious Poetry Introduction The surviving vernacular poetry from the Anglo-Saxon period is mostly religious, much of it overtly ...

Poland

Pawel Kras

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Poland Introduction Scholars usually date the medieval history of Poland as starting in the mid-10th century, when the first written informat...

Poland, Ethnic and Religious Groups in Medieval

Pawel Kras

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Ethnic and Religious Groups in Medieval Poland Introduction Starting from its historical emergence in the 10th century, Poland formed the eas...

Pope Innocent III

John Doran

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Pope Innocent III Introduction Pope Innocent III (b. 1160 or 1161––d. 1216) is widely regarded as the most powerful pope of the Middle Ages. S...

Prosody, English

Thomas Cable

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

English Prosody Introduction Medieval English poetry was composed over a period of eight centuries that split roughly into two periods:...

Queens

Miriam Shadis

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Queens Introduction As the wives, mothers, and daughters of kings, medieval queens acquired their status in one of two ways, either through ma...

Regular Canons

Martin Heale

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Regular Canons Introduction The regular canons––clerics living in common and following a monastic rule––are not easy to categorize. In theory,...

Religious Lyrics

John C. Hirsh

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Religious Lyrics Introduction Although dimly anticipated by certain Old English poetic texts, the Middle English religious lyric appears in th...

Rolle, Richard

Margaret Connolly

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Richard Rolle Introduction Richard Rolle, who died in 1349, is the earliest of a group of five English writers who are generally referred to a...

Roman Law

Thomas Izbicki

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Roman Law Introduction During the Middle Ages, law loomed large in efforts to manage life situations, beginning with the adaptation of late im...

Saint Plays and Miracles

Clifford Davidson

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Saint Plays and Miracles Introduction Shows based on the lives and martyrdoms of saints appear perhaps to have been the most widespread type ...

Saint-Denis

Robert F. Berkhofer

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Saint-Denis Introduction The monastery of Saint-Denis, just north of Paris along the Seine River, was dedicated to Denis (Dionysius), the 3rd...

Scandinavian Migration Period Gold Bracteates

Nancy L. Wicker

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Scandinavian Migration Period Gold Bracteates Introduction Scandinavian bracteates of the Migration Period (5th and 6th centuries ce) are small...

Scogan, Henry

Andrew Galloway

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Henry Scogan Introduction Henry Scogan (b. c. 1361–d. 1407) emerged into view accurately only with Kittredge 1892 (cited under Biography), as a...

Seals

Brigitte Miriam Bedos-Rezak

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Seals Introduction A medieval seal is a dual object: a metallic seal-matrix (or die) engraved intaglio, and the imprints or impressions issued...

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