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Corpus Christi

Vincent Corrigan

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Corpus Christi Introduction The Feast of Corpus Christi was the culmination of nearly four hundred years of debate about the nature of the Euc...

Clanvowe, John

Andrew Galloway

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

John Clanvowe Introduction Interest in John Clanvowe’s works and life (b. c. 1341–d. c. 1391) initially developed because a 290-line poem—ofte...

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...

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...

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...

Low Countries

Frederik Buylaert

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Low Countries Introduction The medieval Low Countries roughly correspond to the territories of modern-day Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxe...

St. Peter’s in the Vatican (Rome)

Lex Bosman

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

St. Peter’s in the Vatican (Rome) Introduction The history of St. Peter’s Church in Rome is actually the history of two successive churches, ...

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...

Knapwell, Richard

M.V. Dougherty

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Richard Knapwell Introduction The English Dominican friar and theologian Richard Knapwell (Clapwell) (fl. 1284–1286) is best known as an early...

Food, Drink, and Diet

Constance B. Hieatt, Johnna Holloway

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Food, Drink, and Diet Introduction Most of our information about this subject comes from the very end of the medieval period, the 14th and 15...

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...

Sex and Sexuality

Kim M. Phillips

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Sex and Sexuality Introduction Sex and sexuality were matters of intense importance in medieval religion, culture, and society, though only in...

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...

Hilton, Walter

Michael G. Sargent

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Walter Hilton Introduction Walter Hilton was a writer of English and Latin works of spiritual guidance who died as an Augustinian canon (canon...

Southampton, Archaeology of

David A. Hinton

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Archaeology of Southampton Introduction Because of its location in the middle of the south coast of England, Southampton illustrates not on...

Venerable Bede, The

Rosalind C. Love

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

The Venerable Bede Introduction Of all the writers from the Anglo-Saxon period, Bede must rate as the best known and perhaps the most prolifi...

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Lynn Jones

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre Introduction For the Christian faithful, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre is and has been since the 4th cent...

Folk Custom and Entertainment

Thomas Pettitt

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Folk Custom and Entertainment Introduction Custom is the segment of performance culture that comprises activities closely associated with recu...

Vikings

Nancy L. Wicker

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Vikings Introduction The Viking Age spans the period from approximately 750 to 1100 ce in the Nordic countries of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden....

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,...

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