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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 ...


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...

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...


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...


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...


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...


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...

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