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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...

Hungary

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...

Hungary, Latin Literacy in Medieval

Elod Nemerkenyi

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Latin Literacy in Medieval Hungary Introduction The study of Latin literacy in medieval Hungary is at the crossroads of philology and history...

Beowulf

Paul E. Szarmach

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Beowulf Introduction By common estimation the corpus of Old English poetry is some 30,000 lines or, roughly, the literary output of John Milto...

Christian Mysticism

Constant J. Mews

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Christian Mysticism Introduction This introductory survey offers an initial overview of some of the main branches of Christian mysticism in th...

Metalwork, Anglo-Saxon

Elizabeth Coatsworth

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Anglo-Saxon Metalwork Introduction Interest in the design and structure of objects of metalwork of the pre-Conquest period can already be seen...

Vercelli Book, The

Paul E. Szarmach

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

The Vercelli Book Introduction According to the traditional view, Vercelli, Biblioteca Capitolare CXVII (Vercelli Book), is one of the four ma...

Games and Recreations

Nicholas Orme

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Games and Recreations Introduction The history of games and recreations found an early exponent in Joseph Strutt in 1801 but attracted little a...

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...

Old English Language

Thomas Cable

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Old English Language Introduction As the English language changed after the Norman Conquest, documents and literary texts written in Old English (fr...

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...

France, Regions of Medieval

Robert F. Berkhofer

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Regions of Medieval France Introduction While there were kings who claimed to rule the western Frankish kingdom after the division of the C...

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