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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...

Medieval Latin Commentaries on Classical Myth

Amanda Gerber

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Medieval Latin Commentaries on Classical MythIntroductionAs the abundance of extant medieval commentaries attests, classical mythology presented sever...

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...

Melusine

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...

Music in Medieval Towns and Cities

Helen Coffey

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2022-11-29

Music in Medieval Towns and CitiesIntroductionMusical sounds were inherent to life within medieval urban centers of diverse size and stature. These so...

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...

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