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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...

Wall Painting in Europe

Matthew Reeve

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Wall Painting in Europe Introduction This bibliographical essay considers European wall painting of the Romanesque and Gothic periods, coveri...

Love, Nicholas

Michael G. Sargent

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Nicholas Love Introduction Nicholas Love, prior of the Carthusian house of Mount Grace, in Yorkshire, 1410–1423, produced The Mirror of the Ble...

Jewish Manuscript Illumination

Katrin Kogman-Appel

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Jewish Manuscript Illumination Introduction Illuminated manuscripts began to appear in Jewish society in the 10th century in the Middle East a...

Alfonso X

Joseph T. Snow

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Alfonso X Introduction Alfonso X, king of Castile, León, and Galicia (b. 1221–d. 1284; reigned 1252–1284), the firstborn son of Ferdinand III ...


Gunilla Iversen

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Tropes Introduction Liturgical poetry, in the form of additional lyrics inserted into all the chants of the medieval Mass, flourished in the 9t...

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...

Theater and Drama, Dutch

Wim Hüsken

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Dutch Theater and Drama Introduction In the Low Countries, few liturgical drama texts have been preserved. Compared to the surrounding countrie...

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...

Gower, John

Andrew Galloway

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

John Gower Introduction As emphatically shown by the sculpture on John Gower’s elaborate tomb in Southwark Cathedral, London—three massiv...

Chronicles of England and the British Isles

Lister M. Matheson

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Chronicles of England and the British Isles Introduction Chronicles were the major source of historical knowledge and interpretation available...

Lydgate, John

Robert J. Meyer-Lee

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

John Lydgate Introduction John Lydgate (b. c. 1370–d. c. 1450) was a Benedictine monk of the abbey of Bury St. Edmunds. He entered the novitia...


Elod Nemerkenyi

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Hungary Introduction The traditional chronological scope of the medieval kingdom of Hungary ranges from the beginning of the reign of King Sa...

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...

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...

Gregory VII

John Doran

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-11-21

Gregory VII Introduction Pope Gregory VII (1073–1085) was one of the most important and controversial popes of the Middle Ages. His elevation ...

King Arthur

Christopher A. Snyder

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

King Arthur Introduction Perhaps no medieval monarch, historical or legendary, has had as wide and lasting an impact as King Arthur. From the...

Christianity and the Church in Post-Conquest England

Joel Rosenthal

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Christianity and the Church in Post-Conquest England Introduction The history of Christianity and of the church (and its flock) has been a ri...

Drama, Italian

Nerida Newbigin

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Italian Drama Introduction Drama—performances in which actors impersonate fictional, historical, or religious figures using dialogue, music, an...

Mural Decoration, Italian

Alison Locke Perchuk

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Italian Mural Decoration Introduction Religious and secular structures of the Middle Ages were decorated in a range of ways: sculptures in rel...

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