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Papacy, The Medieval

Thomas F.X. Noble, Atria Larson

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

The Medieval PapacyIntroductionThe papacy is the world’s oldest continuously functioning institution. A full history of the papacy would have four asp...


Sarah-Grace Heller

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

ParisIntroductionWhile Paris has been continuously inhabited since Celtic tribes settled on its islands in the Seine, developing into the Roman market...


Philip Slavin

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Peasants Introduction Medieval peasantry has been a subject of much scholarly work since the mid-19th century. To a large extent, the pre–W...

Peter Abelard

Constant J. Mews

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Peter AbelardIntroductionPeter Abelard (b. 1079–d. 1142) initially established his reputation in dialectic, as he describes in his Historia calamitatu...


Chris Kleinhenz

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Petrarch Introduction Through his Canzoniere, Francesco Petrarca (b. 1304–d. 1374) shaped in indelible ways the development of the love lyric ...

Pictish Art

Jane Geddes

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Pictish Art Introduction Pictish art was created by people living predominantly in north and eastern Scotland between about the 4th and 10th c...

Pizan, Christine de

Tracy Adams Rechtschaffen

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Christine de Pizan Introduction The prolific writer Christine de Pizan (b. c. 1364–d. c. 1431) was an innovative lyric poet, early champi...

Plowman, Piers

Lawrence Clopper

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Piers Plowman Introduction William Langland or William of Cleobury Mortimer (fl. 1360s–1380s) is the author of Piers Plowman, an allegorical p...


Pawel Kras

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Poland Introduction Scholars usually date the medieval history of Poland as starting in the mid-10th century, when the first written informat...

Poland, Ethnic and Religious Groups in Medieval

Pawel Kras

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Ethnic and Religious Groups in Medieval Poland Introduction Starting from its historical emergence in the 10th century, Poland formed the eas...

Pope Innocent III

John Doran

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Pope Innocent III Introduction Pope Innocent III (b. 1160 or 1161––d. 1216) is widely regarded as the most powerful pope of the Middle Ages. S...

Post-Conquest England

Joel Rosenthal

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Post-Conquest EnglandIntroductionThe customary periodization of English history refers to the period before the Norman Conquest as the Anglo-Saxon or ...

Pre-Carolingian Western European Kingdoms

Gregory I. Halfond

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Pre-Carolingian Western European KingdomsIntroductionBetween c. 500 and 750 ce western Europe experienced significant political transformation. In the...

Prick of Conscience, The

James H. Morey

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-10-28

The Prick of Conscience Introduction The Prick of Conscience (PC) is a mid-14th-century poem of over 9,000 lines in octosyllabic couplets that...

Pucci, Antonio

Maria Bendinelli Predelli

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2019-05-29

Antonio PucciIntroductionLeaving aside Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio—the three exceptional figures of the Italian Trecento—Antonio Pucci (b. c. 1310–...


Elena Woodacre, Miriam Shadis

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

QueensIntroductionAs the wives, mothers, and daughters of kings, medieval queens acquired their status in one of two ways, either through marriage or,...

Rate Manuscript (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Ashmole 61)

Wendy Matlock

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Rate Manuscript (Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Ashmole 61)IntroductionOxford, Bodleian Library, MS Ashmole 61 is often referred to as the Rate manuscri...

Regions of Medieval France

Robert F. Berkhofer

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Regions of Medieval France Introduction While there were kings who claimed to rule the western Frankish kingdom after the division of the C...

Regular Canons

Martin Heale

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Regular CanonsIntroductionThe regular canons—clerics living in common and following a monastic rule—are not easy to categorize. In theory, the vocatio...

Religious Instruction (Homilies, Sermons, etc.)

Daniel Najork

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2022-11-29

Religious Instruction (Homilies, Sermons, etc.)IntroductionAs many introductions point out, works of religious instruction are among the first writing...

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