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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...

da Lentini, Giacomo

Akash Kumar

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2019-09-25

Giacomo da LentiniIntroductionGiacomo da Lentini was the central figure in the formation of the Sicilian school of poetry in the early 13th century at...

da Tempo, Antonio and da Sommacampagna, Gidino

Francesco Marco Aresu

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

Antonio da Tempo and Gidino da SommacampagnaIntroductionAntonio da Tempo (A. d. T.) of Padua [?] (b. end of the 13th century–d. after 1339) was a judg...

da Todi, Iacopone

Alessandro Vettori, Matteo Leonardi

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Iacopone da TodiIntroductionIacopone da Todi (b. 1230/36–d. 1304/06) is the most important writer of laude between the 13th and 14th centuries and is ...

Dance

Timothy J. McGee, Mary Channen Caldwell

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

DanceIntroductionDance was a major pastime during the European Middle Ages. It was a favorite leisure activity for men and women, from lower social cl...

Dance of Death

Sophie Oosterwijk

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Dance of DeathIntroductionThe Dance of Death (or Danse Macabre) is an allegorical confrontation of the living with death. It is both a literary and a ...

de la Sale, Antoine

Jane Taylor

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2022-08-23

Antoine de la SaleIntroductionAntoine de La Sale (b. c. 1386–d. c. 1461) was born in Provence, the illegitimate son of a celebrated condottiero, Berna...

de Santa Maria, Cantigas

Peter V. Loewen

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Cantigas De Santa MariaIntroductionThe Cantigas de Santa Maria (CSM) is a late-medieval collection of over four hundred sacred Galician-Portuguese son...

de’ Rossi, Nicolò

Fabio Sangiovanni

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2019-06-26

Nicolò de’ RossiIntroductionNicolò de’ Rossi (c. 1295–c. post-1348) was born in Treviso, Italy, toward the end of the 13th century and died in Venice ...

Death and Dying in England

Chris Daniell

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Death and Dying in England Introduction The study of medieval death and burial as an academic subject is relatively recent and has expanded gr...

Decorative Arts

Karen Overbey

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Decorative Arts Introduction “Decorative arts” is not a term used by medieval writers, nor is it a concept that would have had meaning for a m...

delle Vigne, Pier

Laurie Shepard

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Pier Delle VigneIntroductionThe most powerful official in the court of Emperor Frederick II (1194–1250), Petrus de Vinea or Pier delle Vigne (b. c. 11...

Drama in Britain

Clifford Davidson

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Drama in BritainIntroductionThe earliest extant drama in medieval England is a Latin Easter church music-drama or ceremony in the Regularis Concordia ...

Dress

Gale R. Owen-Crocker, Elizabeth Coatsworth

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Dress Introduction The study of dress, including as it does both under- and outerwear and indications of age, ethnicity, gender, status, and...

Dutch Theater and Drama

Wim Hüsken

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

Dutch Theater and DramaIntroductionIn the Low Countries, few liturgical drama texts have been preserved. Compared to the surrounding countries of Fran...

Early Italian Humanists

Brian Maxson

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Early Italian HumanistsIntroductionEarly Italian humanists already were pursuing many of the innovations and themes characteristic of their better-kno...

Economic History

James Davis

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Economic HistoryIntroductionThe study of medieval economic history has a rich pedigree and has led to major, wide-ranging debates about the nature and...

Eddic Poetry

Terry Gunnell

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2022-11-29

Eddic PoetryIntroductionRather than being a genre in its own right, “Eddic poetry” is essentially a body of poetry dealing with Old Nordic mythology a...

El Cid

Alberto Montaner, Pablo Justel

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

El CidIntroductionThe Castilian warlord Rodrigo Díaz de Vivar, who lived in the second half of the 11th century, is better known as El Cid, a title of...

England, Pre-Conquest

Robin Fleming

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Pre-Conquest England Introduction Before 1990, historians of Anglo-Saxon England generally concerned themselves with the descendants of German...

England, Towns and Cities Medieval

Benjamin McRee

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Towns and Cities in Medieval EnglandIntroductionEngland was famously lacking in urbanization in the medieval era, at least in comparison with much of ...

English Prosody

Thomas Cable

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

English Prosody Introduction Medieval English poetry was composed over a period of eight centuries that split roughly into two periods:...

Exeter Book, The

Patrick W. Conner

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

The Exeter Book Introduction “The Exeter Book” is the current vernacular designation for Exeter, Cathedral Library, MS 3501, sometimes known a...

Falconry

Baudouin Van den Abeele, An Smets

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Falconry Introduction Still practiced today, falconry is the technique of taming and training birds of prey in order to take wild game during ...

Family Letters in 15th Century England

Joel Rosenthal

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Family Letters in 15th Century EnglandIntroductionIn the 15th century a number of English families began to write (and preserve) letters about family ...

Family Life in the Middle Ages

Jacqueline Murray

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Family Life in the Middle AgesIntroductionThe family is fundamental to human societies, although its shape can vary widely according to culture, relig...

Feast of Fools

Max Harris

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Feast of Fools Introduction The Feast of Fools developed in the late 12th and early 13th centuries as an elaborate and orderly liturgy for the...

Feudalism

Constance B. Bouchard

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Feudalism Introduction “Feudalism” is a term that has confused more than clarified the nature of medieval society. Until quite recently scholar...

Findern Manuscript (CUL Ff.i.6), The

Cynthia Rogers

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

The Findern Manuscript (CUL Ff.i.6)IntroductionCUL MS Ff.i.6, commonly called the Findern Manuscript, is a scrapbook of secular Middle English literat...

Florence

George Dameron

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

FlorenceIntroductionThe history of medieval Florence (c. 600–c. 1400) is full of paradoxes. In 1300 the city was one of the most populated and economi...

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...

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...

France

Robert F. Berkhofer

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

France Introduction The subject category of “medieval France” bespeaks an Anglo-American approach to periods of French history, rather th...

French Drama

Lofton Durham

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

French Drama Introduction The earliest extant example of drama in French is Le jeu d’Adam, dating from the mid- to late 12th century. Indeed, L...

French Monarchy, The

Neil Murphy

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2018-08-28

The French MonarchyIntroductionThe study of the ebb and flow of monarchial power lies at the center of the historiography of medieval France. The Cape...

French of England, The

Thelma Fenster

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

The French of England Introduction French of England studies is a field that recognizes the claim of medieval England’s French culture, as rep...

Friars

Jens Röhrkasten

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-10-25

FriarsIntroductionThe friars (mendicants, mendicant orders) represented a form of religious life that clearly differed from earlier forms of monastici...

Froissart, Jean

Kristen Mossler Figg

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Jean Froissart Introduction Jean Froissart (b. c. 1337–d. c. 1404) is best known for his Chroniques, a monumental French-language prose narr...

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...

Gawain Poet, The

Murray McGillivray

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

The Gawain PoetIntroductionThe “Gawain Poet” (also the “Pearl Poet”) is the name commonly given to the presumed single author of four Middle English p...

German Drama

Glenn Ehrstine

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-03-19

German Drama Introduction Long the domain of highly specialized scholars, the religious and secular plays of the German Middle Ages now attrac...

Gerson, Jean

Daniel Hobbins

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Jean Gerson Introduction Jean Gerson (b. 1363–d. 1429; also Jean de Gerson, or, originally, Jean Charlier) was the most popular and influential...

Glass, Stained

Ellen Shortell

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

Stained GlassIntroductionWhile stained glass may have been used in European buildings as early as the 6th century, most surviving stained glass dates ...

Gothic Art

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...

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...

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 ...

Guilds

Joseph P. Byrne

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2018-06-27

GuildsIntroductionGuild as used in medieval scholarship is a term denoting an association of people bound by common interests and goals and a dedicati...

Handbooks for Confessors

Jennifer Garrison

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Handbooks for ConfessorsIntroductionThroughout medieval Europe, the literature that prepared both priest and penitent for sacramental confession was i...

Hardyng, John

Sarah Peverley

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2021-01-12

John HardyngIntroductionThe English chronicler John Hardyng (b. 1378–d. c. 1465) had a colorful career before settling down to write his two versions ...

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