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Bartholomaeus Anglicus

Michael Twomey

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Bartholomaeus AnglicusIntroductionBartholomaeus Anglicus (Bartholomew the Englishman, Bartholomäus Anglicus, Barthélemy l’Anglais, Bartolomeo Anglico,...

Benedictines After 1100

Martin Heale

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Benedictines after 1100IntroductionAlthough many of the greatest monasteries in Europe during the High Middle Ages and late medieval period were Bened...

Benoît de Sainte Maure [113]

Douglas Kelly

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Benoît de Sainte Maure [113]IntroductionBenoît de Sainte-Maure wrote two historical poems, or estoires: the Roman de Troie (ca. 1165) and the Chroniqu...

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...

Bernard of Clairvaux

Brian Patrick McGuire

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Bernard of Clairvaux Introduction Bernard of Clairvaux (b. 1090–d. 1153) was one of the most influential figures in western Europe in the seco...

Bernardus Silvestris

Winthrop Wetherbee

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Bernardus SilvestrisIntroductionBernard of Tours, better known as Bernardus Silvestris, was clearly in close touch with major developments in the Plat...

Biblical Apocrypha

Brian Murdoch

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Biblical ApocryphaIntroductionThe term “biblical apocrypha” is imprecise. What is not meant is what is commonly known as the Apocrypha, the (variable)...

Birgitta of Sweden and the Birgittine Order

Volker Schier

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Birgitta of Sweden and the Birgittine OrderIntroductionBirgitta Birgersdotter (b. 1303 in Finsta near Uppsala, d. 23 July 1373 in Rome) was a Swedish ...

Boccaccio, Giovanni

Chris Kleinhenz

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Giovanni Boccaccio Introduction Giovanni Boccaccio (b. 1313–d. 1375) is generally considered the father of Italian prose because of his ...

Boethius

Philip Phillips

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

BoethiusIntroductionAnicius Manlius Severinus Boethius was born in Rome c. 475–480 ce. Alaric had sacked Rome in 410, sending shockwaves throughout th...

Bokenham, Osbern

Simon Horobin

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Osbern BokenhamIntroductionOsbern Bokenham was a prolific vernacular hagiographer, active in the first half of the 15th century. He is chiefly remembe...

Book of Kells

Carol A. Farr

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Book of Kells Introduction The Book of Kells is a large format manuscript of the gospels, famed for the beauty and ingenuity of its decoration...

Bozon, Nicholas

Laurie Postlewate

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Nicholas BozonIntroductionNicholas Bozon is the author of religious texts composed in England from the late 13th to the early 14th century in a wide r...

Byzantine Art

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...

Byzantine Manuscript Illumination

Jeffrey C. Anderson

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Byzantine Manuscript IlluminationIntroductionIllustrated manuscripts constitute an important source for Byzantine art, owing to the number of examples...

Calendars and Time (Christian)

Faith Wallis

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Calendars and Time (Christian) Introduction Medieval people differentiated days according to their position within the week, their date in the...

Cambridge Songs

Gernot Wieland

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Cambridge SongsIntroductionThe Cambridge Songs is a collection of eighty-three songs in Cambridge University Library (CUL) MS Gg.5.35. Most of the son...

Canon Law

Edward Peters, Melodie H. Eichbauer

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Canon LawIntroductionCanon law began as sets of norms for the regulation of Christian conduct in the world and the relations of Christians with each o...

Capgrave, John

Karen A. Winstead

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

John Capgrave Introduction John Capgrave (b. 1393–d. 1464), an Augustinian friar from King’s Lynn, Norfolk, was one of medieval England’s most...

Carolingian Architecture

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...

Carolingian Era

Thomas F.X. Noble

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Carolingian Era Introduction The almost mythical character of Charlemagne (b. 748–d. 814)—Carlo Magno, Charles the Great, Karl der Grosse—has...

Carolingian Manuscript Illumination

Eric Ramírez-Weaver

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Carolingian Manuscript Illumination Introduction Away from home during his fourth journey to Rome and in celebration of Christmas Day at the e...

Carolingian Metalwork

Sigrid Danielson

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Carolingian Metalwork ...

Carthusians and Eremitic Orders

Julian Luxford

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Carthusians and Eremitic Orders ...

Cecco d’Ascoli (Francesco Stabili)

James Hannam

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Cecco d’Ascoli (Francesco Stabili)IntroductionCecco d’Ascoli (c. 1269–1327) was the diminutive used by the writer and poet Francesco Stabili, from the...

Charlemagne

Richard Ring

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

CharlemagneIntroductionCharles or Karl (Karolus, and later known as Charlemagne) was born 742/748 and died in his palace at Aachen in 814. The oldest ...

Charles d’Orléans

Mary-Jo Arn, Jane Taylor

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Charles of Orleans (Charles D’orléans)IntroductionCharles’s reputation as not only one of the two premier lyric poets of 15th-century France but also ...

Charters of the British Isles

Kasandra M. Castle, Michael Gervers

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2015-09-29

Charters of the British Isles Introduction A charter, narrowly defined, is a written instrument documenting the transfer of property, rights t...

Chaucer, Geoffrey

Andrew Galloway

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Geoffrey Chaucer Introduction Since shortly after his death, Geoffrey Chaucer (b. c. 1340–d. 1400) has often been praised as the write...

Childhood

Nicholas Orme

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Childhood Introduction Childhood was for long a neglected aspect of social history, although there have been notable exceptions in England, suc...

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...

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 EnglandIntroductionThe history of Christianity and of the church (and its flock) has been a rich field fo...

Christianity and the Church in Pre-Conquest England

Joel Rosenthal

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Christianity and the Church in Pre-Conquest EnglandIntroductionThe history of the pre-Conquest Church can be roughly divided into three periods. In ch...

Christina of Markyate

Samuel Fanous, Henrietta Leyser

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Christina of MarkyateIntroductionChristina of Markyate is one of the most interesting woman of record in 12th-century England, a bold claim perhaps, b...

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...

Church of the Holy Sepulchre, The

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...

Cistercian Architecture

Maximilian Sternberg

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

Cistercian ArchitectureIntroductionCistercian architecture emerged as a specialist area of scholarly interest after World War II. In the 1950s and 196...

Cistercians, The

Marsha L. Dutton, Tyler Sergent

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2018-03-28

The CisterciansIntroductionCistercian monasticism began when in 1098 twenty-one monks from the wealthy Burgundian monastery of Molesme undertook to cr...

Clanvowe, John

Andrew Galloway

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

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

Classics in the Middle Ages

Michael W. Herren, Scott Bruce

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Classics in the Middle AgesIntroductionThis article deals primarily with the transmission and reception in western Europe of classical Greek and Latin...

Cloud of Unknowing and Related Texts, The

Christopher M. Roman

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

The Cloud of Unknowing and Related TextsIntroductionThe Cloud of Unknowing and the other works in the Cloud corpus, The Book of Privy Counseling and T...

Coins

Alan M. Stahl

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Coins Introduction Medieval numismatic scholarship is characterized by a significant local focus, owing in part to the decentralized minting ...

Contemporary Sagas (Bishops’ sagas and Sturlunga saga)

Ásdís Egilsdóttir

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2022-10-27

Contemporary Sagas (Bishops’ sagas and Sturlunga saga)IntroductionContemporary sagas tell of people and events in Iceland in the twelfth and thirteent...

Coptic Art

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...

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...

Councils and Synods of the Medieval Church

Edward Peters

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

Councils and Synods of the Medieval Church Introduction The words used to designate early Christian assemblies were the Greek σύνοδος, Latiniz...

Crusades, The

Andrew Holt

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

The Crusades Introduction The crusading movement involved peoples of varying religious and cultural backgrounds engaged in a violent struggle...

Crusading Warfare

John France

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Crusading Warfare Introduction The Crusades are one of the spectaculars of historical study—a series of events so startling that they deman...

d’Arezzo, Ristoro

Ralf Lützelschwab

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2020-01-15

Ristoro d’ArezzoIntroductionThe scarce information we have about the life of Ristoro d’Arezzo is obtained from his only surviving work, La composizion...

da Barberino, Francesco

Maria Cristina Panzera

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2022-09-26

Francesco da BarberinoIntroductionTuscan writer Francesco da Barberino (b. c. 1264–d.1348) deserves special attention in medieval literature and art h...

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