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Malory, Sir Thomas

D. Thomas Hanks, Jr.

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Sir Thomas Malory Introduction Most members of British and US cultures know the broad outlines of the Arthur story—the story of the Round Tabl...

Manuscript Illumination, Ottonian

Joshua O'Driscoll

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2019-04-24

Ottonian Manuscript IlluminationIntroductionAfter the collapse of the Carolingian empire in the 880s, the east Frankish kingdom (roughly equivalent to...

Marie de France

Glyn Burgess

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Marie De FranceIntroductionOne of the first recorded female authors in European literature, Marie owes her name to a statement in the Epilogue to her

Markets and Fairs

James Davis

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-10-27

Markets and FairsIntroductionInterest in the role of markets and fairs within the medieval economy has undergone a resurgence since the 1990s. The ear...

Masculinity and Male Sexuality in the Middle Ages

Jacqueline Murray

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2018-04-26

Masculinity and Male Sexuality in the Middle AgesIntroductionThe history of men in the Middle Ages is a recent field of study. Although men have tradi...


Peter Murray Jones

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Medicine Introduction Medieval medicine in Europe from 500 to 1500 was not an enclosed world; intellectual influences—as well as diseases—cam...

Medieval Archaeology in Britain, Fifth to Eleventh Centuries

David A. Hinton

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Medieval Archaeology in Britain, Fifth to Eleventh Centuries Introduction The extent and effects of population movements dominate the study o...

Medieval Archaeology in Britain, Twelfth to Fifteenth Centuries

David A. Hinton

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Medieval Archaeology in Britain, Twelfth to Fifteenth Centuries Introduction By the start of the 12th century, large-scale migrations had e...

Medieval Chant for the Mass Ordinary

Hana Vlhová-Wörner

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2021-04-21

Medieval Chant for the Mass OrdinaryIntroductionThe Ordinary of the Mass (Lat.: ordinarium missae) is part of the Roman mass and comprises six chants ...

Medieval English Universities

Hannah Skoda

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Medieval English UniversitiesIntroductionMedieval English universities include, of course, only Oxford and Cambridge. These universities emerged in a ...

Medieval Ivories

Sarah Guérin

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Medieval IvoriesIntroductionMammalian ivory—from the enlarged incisors of a number of different types of land and sea animals—has been a prized materi...

Medieval Latin Commentaries on Classical Myth

Amanda Gerber

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2020-02-26

Medieval Latin Commentaries on Classical MythIntroductionAs the abundance of extant medieval commentaries attests, classical mythology presented sever...

Medieval Music Theory

Jan Herlinger

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-02-25

Medieval Music TheoryIntroductionMedieval music theory encompasses technical writing on music from roughly 500 to 1450 ce—from the transmission to the...

Medieval Naples

Alexander Harper

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-01-11

Medieval NaplesIntroductionMedieval Naples, here defined as the period covering Late Antiquity (beginning 325 ce) through the end of Angevin rule (144...

Medieval Optics

Dallas G. Denery

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2019-01-15

Medieval OpticsIntroductionMedieval optics, also known as perspectivist optics from the mid-13th century on, offered a complete theory of human cognit...

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...

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