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Aelred of Rievaulx

Marsha L. Dutton

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Aelred of Rievaulx Introduction The most prominent of the Cistercian abbots of 12th-century England, Aelred of Rievaulx (b. 1110–d. 1167), als...

Alfred the Great

Paul E. Szarmach

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Alfred the Great Introduction The only English monarch to earn the epithet “Great” and who was esteemed highly by the later Victorians wh...

Alighieri, Dante

Chris Kleinhenz

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Dante Alighieri Introduction As the consummate author of the European Middle Ages, Dante Alighieri (b. 1265–d. 1321) left his mark on a numbe...

Anglo-Norman Realm

Emily Zack Tabuteau

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Anglo-Norman Realm Introduction The Anglo-Norman world was created by the union of Normandy and England in 1066, when William, duke of Normand...

Anglo-Saxon Manuscript Illumination

Catherine E. Karkov

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Anglo-Saxon Manuscript Illumination Introduction “Anglo-Saxon manuscript illumination” refers to those manuscripts produced in the area that i...

Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture

Catherine E. Karkov

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture Introduction The Anglo-Saxon period in English history covers roughly the years 600 to 1100. Stone sculpture is on...

Apocalypticism, Millennialism, and Messianism

Lorenzo DiTommaso

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Apocalypticism, Millennialism, and Messianism Introduction Apocalypticism is a worldview. It is a fundamental cognitive orientation that makes...

Architecture, Carolingian

Caroline Goodson

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Carolingian Architecture Introduction Carolingian-period architecture is a key expression of the cultural cohesion of the Franks and their all...

Art and Pilgrimage

Jennifer Lee

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Art and Pilgrimage Introduction Pilgrimage art is not a type of art but rather a context for interaction between pilgrims, people involved in th...

Art in Italy

Sigrid Danielson, Evan Gatti

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Art in Italy Introduction Defining the category of medieval Italy is a challenging prospect, and establishing whether there was a consistent o...

Art, Anglo-Saxon

Catherine E. Karkov

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Anglo-Saxon Art Introduction Anglo-Saxon art is the art of England from between roughly the years 600 and 1100, although dates will vary depend...

Art, Byzantine

Lynn Jones

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Byzantine Art Introduction Byzantine art, simply stated, is the art produced in the Byzantine Empire during the period 330–1453 ce. Of cours...

Art, Coptic

K.C. Innemée

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Coptic Art Introduction Christianity must have come to Egypt in the 1st century ce, probably through converts in the Jewish community of Alexa...

Art, Gothic

Alexandra Gajewski

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Gothic Art Introduction Hardly any category of style covers as complex a phenomenon as Gothic. Chronologically, it can be traced from its b...

Art, Insular

Catherine E. Karkov

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Insular Art Introduction Insular art is a poorly defined area. Broadly speaking, it refers to the art of the British Isles and Ireland betwee...

Art, Ottonian

Karen Blough

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Ottonian Art Introduction This entry includes texts that address the visual arts primarily in the area represented by present-day Germany, B...

Art, Pictish

Jane Geddes

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Pictish Art Introduction Pictish art was created by people living predominantly in north and eastern Scotland between about the 4th and 10th c...

Art, Romanesque

Elizabeth Valdez del Álamo

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Romanesque Art Introduction The fully vaulted building and its large-scale sculptural decoration is the great invention of Romanesque art of ...

Audelay, John

Susanna Fein

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

John Audelay Introduction English religious poet John Audelay (fl. 1417–?1432) was the first priest assigned to the Lestrange family chantry f...

Benedictines After 1100

Martin Heale

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Benedictines After 1100 Introduction Although many of the greatest monasteries of high and late medieval Europe were Benedictine, historians h...