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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...

Jewish Manuscript Illumination

Katrin Kogman-Appel

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

Jewish Manuscript Illumination Introduction Illuminated manuscripts began to appear in Jewish society in the 10th century in the Middle East a...

Jews and Judaism in Medieval Europe

Yechiel Schur, Robert Chazan

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Jews and Judaism in Medieval EuropeIntroductionIn the year 1000, Christian-controlled areas of Europe housed only a tiny proportion of world Jewry. Th...

Julian of Norwich

Denise Baker

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Julian of NorwichIntroductionThe first English woman identified as an author, Julian of Norwich composed two accounts of the divine revelations she re...

Junius Manuscript, The

Leslie Lockett

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

The Junius Manuscript ...

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 ...

Kings and Monarchy, 1066-1485, English

Douglas Biggs

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-01-28

English Kings and Monarchy, 1066–1485 Introduction The king was the most important component in medieval political society. With him lay the r...

Knapwell, Richard

M.V. Dougherty

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Richard KnapwellIntroductionThe English Dominican friar and theologian Richard Knapwell (Clapwell) (fl. 1284–1286) is best known as an early defender ...

Kraków

Pawel Kras

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Kraków Introduction In the early Middle Ages the rise of Kraków paralleled the growth of the military role of the Wawel stronghold. In the ...

Lancelot-Grail Cycle

Douglas Kelly

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-09-28

Lancelot-Grail CycleIntroductionThe anonymous Vulgate Lancelot-Grail cycle contains five branches: the Estoire del saint graal, the Merlin, the Lancel...

Late Medieval Preaching

Pietro Delcorno

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-07-26

Late Medieval PreachingIntroductionPreaching was the most influential and pervasive mass medium of religious and moral instruction in late medieval so...

Latin Arts of Poetry and Prose, Medieval

Douglas Kelly

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2019-10-30

Medieval Latin Arts of Poetry and ProseIntroductionModern scholarship on the medieval Latin arts of poetry and prose has focused on a number of treati...

Latino, Brunetto

Julia Bolton Holloway

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2019-02-27

Brunetto LatinoIntroductionScholarship on the 13th-century Florentine Brunetto Latino, usually cited by modern writers as “Brunetto Latini,” has been ...

Libraries in England and Wales

David Bell

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Libraries in England and WalesIntroductionThe period covered in this bibliography is from Anglo-Saxon England to the Dissolution of the Monasteries, o...

Lindisfarne Gospels

Carol A. Farr, Michelle P. Brown

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Lindisfarne Gospels Introduction The Lindisfarne Gospels is a large format, splendidly decorated manuscript presenting the Gospels of Matthew,...

Liturgical Drama

Nils Holger Petersen

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Liturgical Drama Introduction The term liturgical drama was first used in the mid-19th century to denote religious dramas that were part of, o...

Liturgical Processions

Richard W. Pfaff

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Liturgical Processions Introduction Liturgical processions are defined in this article as the ceremonial movement of persons from place to pla...

Liturgy

Matthew Cheung Salisbury, Andrew Hughes

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-06-30

Liturgy Introduction “Liturgy” refers to the totality of the public worship of the Christian Church. It was the authentic, authorized public e...

Lollards and John Wyclif, The

Fiona Somerset, Derrick Pitard

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

The Lollards and John Wyclif Introduction Lollards, also known as Wycliffites, were members of a religious movement inspired by the Oxford don...

Lombards in Italy

Richard Ring

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Lombards in Italy Introduction The Lombards (sometimes Longobards or Langobards) first appear as a named group in the 1st century ce. By the 5...

London, Medieval

Helen Bradley

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Medieval LondonIntroductionThere is no beginning or end date for medieval London. Long-term changes transformed the post-Roman city into a 16th-centur...

Love, Nicholas

Michael G. Sargent

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Nicholas Love Introduction Nicholas Love, prior of the Carthusian house of Mount Grace, in Yorkshire, 1410–1423, produced The Mirror of the Ble...

Low Countries

Frederik Buylaert

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Low Countries Introduction The medieval Low Countries roughly correspond to the territories of modern-day Belgium, The Netherlands, and Luxe...

Lydgate, John

Robert J. Meyer-Lee

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

John Lydgate Introduction John Lydgate (b. c. 1370–d. c. 1450) was a Benedictine monk of the abbey of Bury St. Edmunds. He entered the novitia...

Machaut, Guillaume de

Alice V. Clark

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Guillaume de MachautIntroductionGuillaume de Machaut (c. 1300–1377) is recognized by most scholars as the most important French poet and composer of t...

Magic in the Medieval Theater

Philip Butterworth

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-09-20

Magic in the Medieval Theater Introduction The concept and practice of magic in the Middle Ages was most popularly associated with witchcraft,...

Maidstone, Richard

Arthur Russell

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2019-07-31

Richard MaidstoneIntroductionRichard Maidstone (d. 1396) was a Carmelite friar, theologian, and poet whose career flourished during the reign of Richa...

Malmesbury, Aldhelm of

Rosalind C. Love

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Aldhelm of Malmesbury Introduction Aldhelm, abbot of Malmesbury (Wiltshire) and then bishop of Sherborne from about 705, was described by Bed...

Malory, Sir Thomas

D. Thomas Hanks, Jr.

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Sir Thomas Malory Introduction Most members of British and US cultures know the broad outlines of the Arthur story—the story of the Round Tabl...

Manuscript Illumination, Ottonian

Joshua O'Driscoll

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

Ottonian Manuscript IlluminationIntroductionAfter the collapse of the Carolingian empire in the 880s, the east Frankish kingdom (roughly equivalent to...

Marie de France

Glyn Burgess

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Marie De FranceIntroductionOne of the first recorded female authors in European literature, Marie owes her name to a statement in the Epilogue to her

Markets and Fairs

James Davis

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Markets and FairsIntroductionInterest in the role of markets and fairs within the medieval economy has undergone a resurgence since the 1990s. The ear...

Masculinity and Male Sexuality in the Middle Ages

Jacqueline Murray

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

Masculinity and Male Sexuality in the Middle AgesIntroductionThe history of men in the Middle Ages is a recent field of study. Although men have tradi...

Medicine

Peter Murray Jones

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Medicine Introduction Medieval medicine in Europe from 500 to 1500 was not an enclosed world; intellectual influences—as well as diseases—cam...

Medieval Archaeology in Britain, Fifth to Eleventh Centuries

David A. Hinton

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Medieval Archaeology in Britain, Fifth to Eleventh Centuries Introduction The extent and effects of population movements dominate the study o...

Medieval Archaeology in Britain, Twelfth to Fifteenth Centuries

David A. Hinton

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Medieval Archaeology in Britain, Twelfth to Fifteenth Centuries Introduction By the start of the 12th century, large-scale migrations had e...

Medieval Bologna

Rosa Smurra, Francesca Bocchi

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2022-01-12

Medieval BolognaIntroductionThe medieval period in Bologna spans from the end of the Gothic War in 553 ce to 1401, when Giovanni I Bentivoglio proclai...

Medieval Chant for the Mass Ordinary

Hana Vlhová-Wörner

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

Medieval Chant for the Mass OrdinaryIntroductionThe Ordinary of the Mass (Lat.: ordinarium missae) is part of the Roman mass and comprises six chants ...

Medieval English Universities

Hannah Skoda

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Medieval English UniversitiesIntroductionMedieval English universities include, of course, only Oxford and Cambridge. These universities emerged in a ...

Medieval Ivories

Sarah Guérin

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Medieval IvoriesIntroductionMammalian ivory—from the enlarged incisors of a number of different types of land and sea animals—has been a prized materi...

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