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English Prosody

Thomas Cable

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

English Prosody Introduction Medieval English poetry was composed over a period of eight centuries that split roughly into two periods:...

Exeter Book, The

Patrick W. Conner

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

The Exeter Book Introduction “The Exeter Book” is the current vernacular designation for Exeter, Cathedral Library, MS 3501, sometimes known a...

Falconry

Baudouin Van den Abeele, An Smets

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Falconry Introduction Still practiced today, falconry is the technique of taming and training birds of prey in order to take wild game during ...

Family Letters in 15th Century England

Joel Rosenthal

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2019-03-27

Family Letters in 15th Century EnglandIntroductionIn the 15th century a number of English families began to write (and preserve) letters about family ...

Family Life in the Middle Ages

Jacqueline Murray

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Family Life in the Middle AgesIntroductionThe family is fundamental to human societies, although its shape can vary widely according to culture, relig...

Feast of Fools

Max Harris

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-10-29

Feast of Fools Introduction The Feast of Fools developed in the late 12th and early 13th centuries as an elaborate and orderly liturgy for the...

Feudalism

Constance B. Bouchard

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-02-06

Feudalism Introduction “Feudalism” is a term that has confused more than clarified the nature of medieval society. Until quite recently scholar...

Findern Manuscript (CUL Ff.i.6), The

Cynthia Rogers

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2018-02-22

The Findern Manuscript (CUL Ff.i.6)IntroductionCUL MS Ff.i.6, commonly called the Findern Manuscript, is a scrapbook of secular Middle English literat...

Florence

George Dameron

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-02-25

FlorenceIntroductionThe history of medieval Florence (c. 600–c. 1400) is full of paradoxes. In 1300 the city was one of the most populated and economi...

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...

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