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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...


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...

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