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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 ...

Harley 2253 Manuscript, The

Susanna Fein

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

The Harley 2253 ManuscriptIntroductionLondon, British Library MS Harley 2253 is one of the most important literary books to survive from the English m...

Hiberno-Latin Literature

Charles D. Wright

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

Hiberno-Latin LiteratureIntroduction“Hiberno-Latin literature” refers to Latin writings by native speakers of Irish, whether or not they were written ...

High Crosses

Catherine E. Karkov

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

High Crosses Introduction High crosses are freestanding stone sculptures that are a feature of early medieval art in England, Ireland, Scotlan...

Hilton, Walter

Michael G. Sargent

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Walter Hilton Introduction Walter Hilton was a writer of English and Latin works of spiritual guidance who died as an Augustinian canon (canon...

Historical Literature (Íslendingabók, Landnámabók)

Sverrir Jakobsson

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2022-02-21

Historical Literature (Íslendingabók, Landnámabók)IntroductionIn the early 12th century, two major texts on the early history of the Icelanders were c...

Hoccleve, Thomas

Andrew Galloway

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Thomas HoccleveIntroductionOf all the London and Westminster writers somehow personally associated with Chaucer (including John Gower, Henry Scogan, a...

Hood, Robin

John Marshall

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Robin Hood Introduction For someone who probably never existed, Robin Hood has led a remarkable life. Indisputably a creation of the Middle Age...

Hospitals in the Middle Ages

Sethina Watson

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Hospitals in the Middle AgesIntroduction“Hospital” is an umbrella term for the diverse array of charitable institutions that arose in the Middle Ages....

Hundred Years War

Anne Curry

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Hundred Years War Introduction The Hundred Years War has become the established name for the Anglo-French conflicts that happened between 1337...

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...

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...

Hungary, Libraries in Medieval

Elod Nemerkenyi

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Libraries in Medieval Hungary Introduction The study of libraries in medieval Hungary is based on historical and philological surveys as well a...

Hymns

Matthew Cheung Salisbury

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

HymnsIntroductionAlthough its functional origin as a liturgical practice may be linked to the psalms, readings, and prayers of Jewish synagogue worshi...

Icons

Glenn Peers

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Icons Introduction In Greek, “icon” comprises the widest possible range of meanings for images, from mental impressions to material objects. T...

Illuminated Manuscripts

Catherine E. Karkov

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Illuminated Manuscripts Introduction Manuscripts are books that have been produced by hand. Illuminated manuscripts are books that have been de...

Illustrated Beatus Manuscripts

Peter K. Klein

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Illustrated Beatus ManuscriptsIntroductionThe Apocalypse commentary of the Spanish monk Beatus of Liébana was written and illustrated in Asturias (nor...

Insular Art

Catherine E. Karkov

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Insular Art Introduction Insular art is a poorly defined area. Broadly speaking, it refers to the art of the British Isles and Ireland betwee...

Insular Manuscript Illumination

Carol A. Farr

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Insular Manuscript IlluminationIntroductionThe manuscript decoration produced in Ireland and the British Isles from about 600 to 850 marks the advent ...

Italian Cantari

Maria Bendinelli Predelli

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Italian CantariIntroductionAppreciated by all strata of society on account of their entertainment, aesthetic, and cultural potential, the cantari can ...

Italian Drama

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...

Italian Mural Decoration

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...

Italian Novella, The

Christopher Nissen

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

The Italian NovellaIntroductionThe medieval Italian novella flourished from the late 13th through the 14th and early 15th centuries, primarily in Tusc...

Italian Religious Writers of the Trecento

Silvia Serventi

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2022-03-23

Italian Religious Writers of the TrecentoIntroductionThe Italian religious literature of the 14th century includes a considerable number of texts, bot...

Italian Rhetoricians

Elisabetta Bartoli

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2022-05-26

Italian RhetoriciansIntroductionIn giving an overview of the Italian rhetoricians between the 12th and 15th centuries, we encounter authors who made t...

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