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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...

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...

Old English Hexateuch, The Illustrated

Herbert R. Broderick FSA

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

The Illustrated Old English HexateuchIntroductionThe term “Old English Hexateuch,” or “Heptateuch,” refers to a compilation of Old English prose trans...

Old English Language

Thomas Cable

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Old English Language Introduction As the English language changed after the Norman Conquest, documents and literary texts written in Old English (fr...

Old English Literature and Critical Theory

Renée R. Trilling

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Old English Literature and Critical TheoryIntroductionFrom the outset of the theoretical turn in the 1980s and 1990s, Old English studies appeared to ...

Old English Religious Poetry

Frederick M. Biggs

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Old English Religious Poetry Introduction The surviving vernacular poetry from the Anglo-Saxon period is mostly religious, much of it overtly ...

Old Norse-Icelandic Sagas

Jana K. Schulman

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-30

Old Norse–Icelandic Sagas Introduction Medieval Iceland produced vernacular prose narratives of various sorts from the early 12th century thro...

Ottonian Art

Karen Blough

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Ottonian ArtIntroductionThis entry includes texts that address the visual arts primarily in the area represented by present-day Germany, Belgium, and ...

Ovid in the Middle Ages

Jamie C. Fumo

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Ovid in the Middle AgesIntroductionThis article focuses on the academic study of, and literary engagement with, Ovid’s works in the medieval period, f...

Owl and the Nightingale, The

Neil Cartlidge

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

The Owl and the NightingaleIntroductionThe Owl and the Nightingale is the earliest extant long comic poem in the English language, and one of the most...

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...

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