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Medieval Music Theory

Jan Herlinger

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Medieval Music TheoryIntroductionMedieval music theory encompasses technical writing on music from roughly 500 to 1450 ce—from the transmission to the...

Medieval Naples

Alexander Harper

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

Medieval NaplesIntroductionMedieval Naples, here defined as the period covering Late Antiquity (beginning 325 ce) through the end of Angevin rule (144...

Medieval Optics

Dallas G. Denery

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

Medieval OpticsIntroductionMedieval optics, also known as perspectivist optics from the mid-13th century on, offered a complete theory of human cognit...


Olivia Colquitt

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2021-09-22

MelusineIntroductionThe Middle English Melusine is a prose romance produced by an anonymous author in the late 15th century. It is a reasonably faithf...

Mendicant Orders and Late Medieval Art Patronage in Italy

Sarah S. Wilkins, Corinna T. Gallori

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2022-09-26

Mendicant Orders and Late Medieval Art Patronage in ItalyIntroductionFirst emerging in the early thirteenth century, the mendicant orders rapidly rose...

Middle English Language

Thomas Cable

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Middle English Language Introduction The English language between c. 1100 and c. 1500 is known as Middle English, one of the three main stages...

Mirk, John

Beth Allison Barr, Lynneth J. Miller

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2018-10-25

John MirkIntroductionIn many ways, John Mirk (fl. c. 1382–c. 1414) embodies the concerns and currents of late medieval Christianity. Marked by an emph...

Mosaics in Italy

Thomas E. A. Dale, Daniel C. Cochran

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Mosaics in ItalyIntroductionMosaic, a medium comprising natural stone and/or glass and pasta vitrea (glass paste) tesserae or cubes set into mortar, i...

Mozarabic Art

Rose Walker

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Mozarabic ArtIntroductionFew artistic terms are as contentious as “Mozarabic art,” and some scholars prefer the term “repopulation art.” The word deri...

Music and Liturgy for the Cult of Saints

James J. Blasina, Nathan R. Anderson

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2021-10-27

Music and Liturgy for the Cult of SaintsIntroductionThe Christian liturgy was a central aspect of everyday life during the European Middle Ages, not o...

Musical Instruments

Timothy J. McGee

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2011-12-15

Musical Instruments Introduction Musical instruments had a constant presence during the Middle Ages. They were a part of many activities and oc...

N-Town Plays

Douglas Imada Sugano

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

N-Town Plays Introduction The N-Town plays, formerly known as the Hegge plays and as Ludus Coventriae, are anomalous among the late medieval E...

Necromancy, Theurgy, and Intermediary Beings

Claire Fanger

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Necromancy, Theurgy, and Intermediary Beings Introduction A relatively recent boom in scholarship on texts of ritual magic in manuscript is in...

Nibelungenlied, The

Francis G. Gentry

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

The NibelungenliedIntroductionThe long-line strophic work the Nibelungenlied was compiled about or shortly after the year 1200, and it stands out metr...

Nicholas of Cusa

Jason Aleksander

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

Nicholas of CusaIntroductionOver the past century, Nicholas of Cusa (Nicolaus Cusanus, Nikolaus von Kues, Nicolas de Cues, Nicolás de Cusa, Nicolau de...

Norman (and Anglo-Norman) Manuscript Ilumination

Laura Cleaver

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Norman (and Anglo-Norman) Manuscript IlluminationIntroductionThe phrase “Norman manuscript illumination” is used to describe the styles of decoration ...

Nuns and Abbesses

Steven Vanderputten

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

Nuns and AbbessesIntroductionAlthough a substantial number of religious communities in the medieval West consisted partially or entirely of cloistered...

Old English Hexateuch, The Illustrated

Herbert R. Broderick FSA

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

The Illustrated Old English HexateuchIntroductionThe term “Old English Hexateuch,” or “Heptateuch,” refers to a compilation of Old English prose trans...

Old English Language

Thomas Cable

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Old English Language Introduction As the English language changed after the Norman Conquest, documents and literary texts written in Old English (fr...

Old English Literature and Critical Theory

Renée R. Trilling

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Old English Literature and Critical TheoryIntroductionFrom the outset of the theoretical turn in the 1980s and 1990s, Old English studies appeared to ...

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