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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 ...

Song of Roland, The

David Raybin

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

The Song of RolandIntroductionThe Song of Roland is one of the most studied works in French literature. Oxford, Bodleian Library MS Digby 23 preserves...

Songs, Medieval

Vincent Corrigan

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-03-23

Medieval SongsIntroduction“Medieval song” is a very broad topic. It embraces the disciplines of philology and musicology; texts in Latin, the vernacul...


Olivia Remie Constable

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-04-24

Spain Introduction What is meant by “medieval Spain”? Usually, “medieval” is understood as roughly the millennium between 500 ce and 1500 ce, a...

St. Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury

Douglas Dales

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

St. Dunstan, Archbishop of CanterburyIntroductionDunstan (b. c. 909–d. 988) was a person of central importance in the life of church and state in 10th...

St. Peter's in the Vatican (Rome)

Lex Bosman

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

St. Peter’s in the Vatican (Rome) Introduction The history of St. Peter’s Church in Rome is actually the history of two successive churches, ...


Elizabeth Coatsworth, Gale R. Owen-Crocker

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-06-25

Textiles Introduction Textile was a ubiquitous presence in the Middle Ages, because clothing, soft furnishings, and containers were made from ...

The Middle Ages, The Trojan War in

Timothy Arner

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

The Trojan War in the Middle AgesIntroductionIn the Middle Ages, the Fall of Troy functioned as the secular parallel to the Fall of Man. Just as sacre...

The Use of Sarum and Other Liturgical Uses in Later Medieval Britain

Matthew Cheung Salisbury

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2021-08-25

The Use of Sarum and Other Liturgical Uses in Later Medieval BritainIntroductionIf the late medieval liturgy could be characterized by anything, it wa...

Theater and Performance, Iberian

Christopher Swift

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Iberian Theater and PerformanceIntroductionMedieval Iberian theater and performance maintains a peculiar status within, and between, performance and m...

Thomas Aquinas

M.V. Dougherty

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Thomas Aquinas Introduction Thomas Aquinas (b. 1224/5, d. 1274) is widely recognized as one of the greatest theologians of the medieval period...


R.E. Houser

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Thomism Introduction Thomism has at least three distinct senses. It primarily means the philosophical and theological doctrine of Br. Thomas o...

Thornton, Robert

Susanna Fein

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Robert ThorntonIntroductionThe 15th-century Yorkshire landowner Robert Thornton (c.1397–c.1465) was responsible for the production—as sole copyist and...

Tomb Sculpture

Shirin Fozi

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2021-05-26

Tomb SculptureIntroductionAmong the many genres of medieval sculpture that are still extant, tombs have long received particularly close attention bec...

Travel and Travelers

James Muldoon

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Travel and TravelersIntroductionThere is a common belief that medieval men and women lived their lives within a narrow geographical and psychological ...

Trevisa, John

Michael Twomey

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

John TrevisaIntroductionThe English translator John Trevisa (b. c. 1342–d. 1402) was an exact contemporary of the poet Geoffrey Chaucer. As is the cas...


Gunilla Iversen

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Tropes Introduction Liturgical poetry, in the form of additional lyrics inserted into all the chants of the medieval Mass, flourished in the 9t...

Troubadours and Trouvères

Matthew Steel

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Troubadours and Trouvères Introduction The troubadours and trouvères were medieval poet-musicians who created one of the first repertories of ...

Troyes, Chrétien de

Keith Busby

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Chrétien De Troyes Introduction Chrétien de Troyes, fl. c. 1160–c. 1181, was the author of five Arthurian romances in verse (Erec et Enide, Cl...

Usk, Adam

Chris Given-Wilson

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Adam UskIntroductionThe chronicler Adam Usk was born in the parish of Usk in South Wales around 1350 and died there in early 1430, but the life he led...

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