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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...

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