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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...

Paris

Sarah-Grace Heller

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

ParisIntroductionWhile Paris has been continuously inhabited since Celtic tribes settled on its islands in the Seine, developing into the Roman market...

Peasants

Philip Slavin

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Peasants Introduction Medieval peasantry has been a subject of much scholarly work since the mid-19th century. To a large extent, the pre–W...

Peter Abelard

Constant J. Mews

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-07-27

Peter AbelardIntroductionPeter Abelard (b. 1079–d. 1142) initially established his reputation in dialectic, as he describes in his Historia calamitatu...

Petrarch

Chris Kleinhenz

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-05-23

Petrarch Introduction Through his Canzoniere, Francesco Petrarca (b. 1304–d. 1374) shaped in indelible ways the development of the love lyric ...

Pictish Art

Jane Geddes

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-05-28

Pictish Art Introduction Pictish art was created by people living predominantly in north and eastern Scotland between about the 4th and 10th c...

Pizan, Christine de

Tracy Adams Rechtschaffen

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Christine de Pizan Introduction The prolific writer Christine de Pizan (b. c. 1364–d. c. 1431) was an innovative lyric poet, early champi...

Plowman, Piers

Lawrence Clopper

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Piers Plowman Introduction William Langland or William of Cleobury Mortimer (fl. 1360s–1380s) is the author of Piers Plowman, an allegorical p...

Poland

Pawel Kras

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Poland Introduction Scholars usually date the medieval history of Poland as starting in the mid-10th century, when the first written informat...

Poland, Ethnic and Religious Groups in Medieval

Pawel Kras

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Ethnic and Religious Groups in Medieval Poland Introduction Starting from its historical emergence in the 10th century, Poland formed the eas...

Pope Innocent III

John Doran

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Pope Innocent III Introduction Pope Innocent III (b. 1160 or 1161––d. 1216) is widely regarded as the most powerful pope of the Middle Ages. S...

Post-Conquest England

Joel Rosenthal

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Post-Conquest EnglandIntroductionThe customary periodization of English history refers to the period before the Norman Conquest as the Anglo-Saxon or ...

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