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Joyce Hill

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

ÆlfricIntroductionThe homilist Ælfric (c. 950–1010), monk, masspriest, and abbot of Eynsham, is the most significant vernacular prose writer from Angl...

Aelred of Rievaulx

Marsha L. Dutton

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Aelred of RievaulxIntroductionThe most prominent of the Cistercian abbots of 12th-century England, Aelred of Rievaulx (b. 1110–d. 1167), also spelled ...

Alcuin of York

Valerie L. Garver

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Alcuin of YorkIntroductionAlcuin of York (b. c. 735/740–d. 804) ranks among the most influential scholars of the early Middle Ages. His works ranged a...

Alexander the Great

Charles Russell Stone

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

Alexander the GreatIntroductionAlexander the Great inspired a body of literature that grew throughout Antiquity and the Middle Ages by accumulating va...

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 ...

Alfred the Great

Paul E. Szarmach

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Alfred the GreatIntroductionThe only English monarch to earn the epithet “Great” and who was esteemed highly by the later Victorians who considered hi...

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...

Angevin Dynasty

Ralph V. Turner

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2019-09-25

Angevin DynastyIntroductionThe Angevin dynasty in England followed the Anglo-Norman kings, who had ruled since the Norman Conquest in 1066. Henry II, ...

Anglo-Norman Realm

Emily Zack Tabuteau

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Anglo-Norman RealmIntroductionThe Anglo-Norman world was created by the union of Normandy and England in 1066, when William, duke of Normandy, conquer...

Anglo-Saxon Art

Catherine E. Karkov

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

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

Anglo-Saxon Law

Andrew Rabin

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2019-06-26

Anglo-Saxon LawIntroductionA larger body of law survives from Anglo-Saxon England than from any other early medieval community. The standard edition o...

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 Metalwork

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...

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...

Archaeology of Southampton

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...

Armenian Art

Christina Maranci

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Armenian ArtIntroductionArmenian art, difficult to define in rigid terms as a category, is understood here as art and material culture in various medi...

Art and Pilgrimage

Jennifer Lee

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Art and PilgrimageIntroductionPilgrimage art is not a type of art but rather a context for the interactions between pilgrims, people involved in the d...

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 in the Visigothic Period

Rose Walker

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Art in the Visigothic PeriodIntroductionArt in the Visigothic period lies on a spectrum. One end, it has been seen as an exceptional body of work prod...

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