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Rímur

Matthew James Driscoll

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2022-02-21

RímurIntroductionThe Icelandic rímur (lit. ‘rhymes’) are long narrative poems in complex meters, normally comprising several cantos or fits, each of w...

Robert Mannyng of Brunne

Kate Greenspan

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-10-25

Robert Mannyng of BrunneIntroductionEnglish poet and historiographer Robert Mannyng (b. c. 1283–d. c. 1338), the author of Handlyng Synne and The Stor...

Rolle, Richard

Margaret Connolly

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Richard Rolle Introduction Richard Rolle, who died in 1349, is the earliest of a group of five English writers who are generally referred to a...

Roman Law

Thomas Izbicki

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Roman LawIntroductionDuring the Middle Ages, law loomed large in efforts to manage life situations, beginning with the adaptation of late imperial law...

Romances (East and West Norse)

Marianne Kalinke

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2021-10-27

Romances (East and West Norse)IntroductionMedieval Scandinavian romances are categorized as East Norse (that is, Swedish), and West Norse (that is, No...

Romanesque Art

Elizabeth Valdez del Álamo

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Romanesque Art Introduction The fully vaulted building and its large-scale sculptural decoration is the great invention of Romanesque art of ...

Ruthwell Cross

Catherine E. Karkov

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Ruthwell Cross Introduction The Ruthwell Cross is a freestanding stone cross, or high cross. It was carved and erected at some point in the 8t...

Sagas and Tales of Icelanders

Annette Lassen

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2022-04-25

Sagas and Tales of IcelandersIntroductionThe sagas of Icelanders deal with the life of wealthy farmers in Iceland in the period from 930 to 1030 ce, i...

Saint Plays and Miracles

Clifford Davidson

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Saint Plays and Miracles Introduction Shows based on the lives and martyrdoms of saints appear perhaps to have been the most widespread type o...

Saint-Denis

Robert F. Berkhofer

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Saint-Denis Introduction The monastery of Saint-Denis, just north of Paris along the Seine River, was dedicated to Denis (Dionysius), the 3rd...

Scandinavian Migration-Period Gold Bracteates

Nancy L. Wicker

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Scandinavian Migration-Period Gold BracteatesIntroductionScandinavian bracteates of the Migration period (5th and 6th centuries ce) are small disks (u...

Schools in Medieval Britain

Nicholas Orme

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Schools in Medieval BritainIntroductionSchools are here defined as places where literary skills are taught to children and adolescents up to about the...

Scogan, Henry

Andrew Galloway

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Henry Scogan Introduction Henry Scogan (b. c. 1361–d. 1407) emerged into view accurately only with Kittredge 1892 (cited under Biography), as a...

Seals

Brigitte Miriam Bedos-Rezak

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Seals Introduction A medieval seal is a dual object: a metallic seal-matrix (or die) engraved intaglio, and the imprints or impressions issued...

Sermons

Thomas N. Nall

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Sermons Introduction Sermons go back to the very beginning of the Christian tradition, or even further if one recalls their use in ancient Jew...

Sex and Sexuality

Kim M. Phillips

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Sex and SexualityIntroductionSex and sexuality were matters of intense importance in medieval religion, culture, and society, though only in recent de...

Ships and Seafaring

Ian Friel

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Ships and Seafaring Introduction This bibliography is intended as an introduction to the study of medieval European ships in the period between...

Shirley, John

Margaret Connolly

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

John ShirleyIntroductionJohn Shirley, who died in 1456, was a scribe of later Middle English literature, particularly of works by John Lydgate and Geo...

Skaldic Poetry

Margaret Clunies Ross

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2022-09-26

Skaldic PoetryIntroductionSkaldic poetry was one of the most significant literary products of the Western Middle Ages and among the most complex. It p...

Slavery in Medieval Europe

Hannah Barker

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2019-11-26

Slavery in Medieval EuropeIntroductionCommon knowledge would have it that slavery did not exist in medieval Europe. However, there is a thriving body ...

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