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Ælfric

Joyce Hill

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-08-26

ÆlfricIntroductionThe homilist Ælfric (c. 950–1010), monk, masspriest, and abbot of Eynsham, is the most significant vernacular prose writer from Angl...

Aelred of Rievaulx

Marsha L. Dutton

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-04-22

Aelred of RievaulxIntroductionThe most prominent of the Cistercian abbots of 12th-century England, Aelred of Rievaulx (b. 1110–d. 1167), also spelled ...

Alcuin of York

Valerie L. Garver

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Alcuin of YorkIntroductionAlcuin of York (b. c. 735/740–d. 804) ranks among the most influential scholars of the early Middle Ages. His works ranged a...

Alfonso X

Joseph T. Snow

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Alfonso X Introduction Alfonso X, king of Castile, León, and Galicia (b. 1221–d. 1284; reigned 1252–1284), the firstborn son of Ferdinand III ...

Alfred the Great

Paul E. Szarmach

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Alfred the GreatIntroductionThe only English monarch to earn the epithet “Great” and who was esteemed highly by the later Victorians who considered hi...

Alighieri, Dante

Chris Kleinhenz

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Dante Alighieri Introduction As the consummate author of the European Middle Ages, Dante Alighieri (b. 1265–d. 1321) left his mark on a numbe...

Angevin Dynasty

Ralph V. Turner

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2019-09-25

Angevin DynastyIntroductionThe Angevin dynasty in England followed the Anglo-Norman kings, who had ruled since the Norman Conquest in 1066. Henry II, ...

Anglo-Norman Realm

Emily Zack Tabuteau

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-05-29

Anglo-Norman RealmIntroductionThe Anglo-Norman world was created by the union of Normandy and England in 1066, when William, duke of Normandy, conquer...

Anglo-Saxon Art

Catherine E. Karkov

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Anglo-Saxon Art Introduction Anglo-Saxon art is the art of England between roughly the years 600 and 1100, although dates will vary depending ...

Anglo-Saxon Law

Andrew Rabin

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2019-06-26

Anglo-Saxon LawIntroductionA larger body of law survives from Anglo-Saxon England than from any other early medieval community. The standard edition o...

Anglo-Saxon Manuscript Illumination

Catherine E. Karkov

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Anglo-Saxon Manuscript Illumination Introduction “Anglo-Saxon manuscript illumination” refers to those manuscripts produced in the area that i...

Anglo-Saxon Metalwork

Elizabeth Coatsworth

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Anglo-Saxon Metalwork Introduction Interest in the design and structure of objects of metalwork of the pre-Conquest period can already be seen...

Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture

Catherine E. Karkov

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture Introduction The Anglo-Saxon period in English history covers roughly the years 600 to 1100. Stone sculpture is on...

Apocalypticism, Millennialism, and Messianism

Lorenzo DiTommaso

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

Apocalypticism, Millennialism, and Messianism Introduction Apocalypticism is a worldview. It is a fundamental cognitive orientation that makes...

Archaeology of Southampton

David A. Hinton

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Archaeology of Southampton Introduction Because of its location in the middle of the south coast of England, Southampton illustrates not on...

Armenian Art

Christina Maranci

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-08-30

Armenian ArtIntroductionArmenian art, difficult to define in rigid terms as a category, is understood here as art and material culture in various medi...

Art and Pilgrimage

Jennifer Lee

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Art and PilgrimageIntroductionPilgrimage art is not a type of art but rather a context for the interactions between pilgrims, people involved in the d...

Art in Italy

Sigrid Danielson, Evan Gatti

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Art in Italy Introduction Defining the category of medieval Italy is a challenging prospect, and establishing whether there was a consistent o...

Art in the Visigothic Period

Rose Walker

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-05-24

Art in the Visigothic PeriodIntroductionArt in the Visigothic period lies on a spectrum. One end, it has been seen as an exceptional body of work prod...

Art of East Anglia

Nicholas Rogers

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-08-29

Art in East Anglia Introduction East Anglia derives its name and one of the definitions of its extent from the Anglo-Saxon kingdom that was ef...

Art of London and South-East England, Post-Conquest to Monastery Dissolution

Nicholas Rogers

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2021-06-23

Art of London and South-East England, Post-Conquest to Monastery DissolutionIntroductionThe area covered by this bibliography comprises London and the...

Arthurian Romance

Norris J. Lacy

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2015-10-26

Arthurian Romance Introduction Arthurian romance grew out of chronicles purporting to record the history of King Arthur, his knights, and thei...

Attila And The Huns

Ralph W. Mathisen

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-06-28

Attila and the HunsIntroductionFor Romans in the late 4th century ce and the first half of the 5th century ce, the Huns easily were the most fearsome ...

Auchinleck Manuscript, The

Tmothy A. Shonk

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

The Auchinleck ManuscriptIntroductionThe famous Auchinleck manuscript (Edinburgh, National Library of Scotland, Advocates MS 19.2.1) is a remarkable b...

Audelay, John

Susanna Fein

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

John Audelay Introduction English religious poet John Audelay (fl. 1417–?1432) was the first priest assigned to the Lestrange family chantry f...

Augustodunensis, Honorius

Karl Kinsella, Lesley Smith

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-04-28

Honorius AugustodunensisIntroductionHonorius Augustodunensis (b. c. 1080–c. 1140), also referred to as Honorius of Autun in some secondary literature,...

Bartholomaeus Anglicus

Michael Twomey

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

Bartholomaeus AnglicusIntroductionBartholomaeus Anglicus (Bartholomew the Englishman, Bartholomäus Anglicus, Barthélemy l’Anglais, Bartolomeo Anglico,...

Benedictines After 1100

Martin Heale

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-08-26

Benedictines after 1100IntroductionAlthough many of the greatest monasteries in Europe during the High Middle Ages and late medieval period were Bened...

Benoît de Sainte Maure [113]

Douglas Kelly

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-04-27

Benoît de Sainte Maure [113]IntroductionBenoît de Sainte-Maure wrote two historical poems, or estoires: the Roman de Troie (ca. 1165) and the Chroniqu...

Beowulf

Paul E. Szarmach

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Beowulf Introduction By common estimation the corpus of Old English poetry is some 30,000 lines or, roughly, the literary output of John Milto...

Bernard of Clairvaux

Brian Patrick McGuire

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-09-30

Bernard of Clairvaux Introduction Bernard of Clairvaux (b. 1090–d. 1153) was one of the most influential figures in western Europe in the seco...

Bernardus Silvestris

Winthrop Wetherbee

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-02-28

Bernardus SilvestrisIntroductionBernard of Tours, better known as Bernardus Silvestris, was clearly in close touch with major developments in the Plat...

Biblical Apocrypha

Brian Murdoch

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-11-27

Biblical ApocryphaIntroductionThe term “biblical apocrypha” is imprecise. What is not meant is what is commonly known as the Apocrypha, the (variable)...

Birgitta of Sweden and the Birgittine Order

Volker Schier

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2018-09-25

Birgitta of Sweden and the Birgittine OrderIntroductionBirgitta Birgersdotter (b. 1303 in Finsta near Uppsala, d. 23 July 1373 in Rome) was a Swedish ...

Boccaccio, Giovanni

Chris Kleinhenz

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Giovanni Boccaccio Introduction Giovanni Boccaccio (b. 1313–d. 1375) is generally considered the father of Italian prose because of his ...

Boethius

Philip Phillips

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-03-30

BoethiusIntroductionAnicius Manlius Severinus Boethius was born in Rome c. 475–480 ce. Alaric had sacked Rome in 410, sending shockwaves throughout th...

Bokenham, Osbern

Simon Horobin

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2016-03-31

Osbern BokenhamIntroductionOsbern Bokenham was a prolific vernacular hagiographer, active in the first half of the 15th century. He is chiefly remembe...

Book of Kells

Carol A. Farr

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-09-29

Book of Kells Introduction The Book of Kells is a large format manuscript of the gospels, famed for the beauty and ingenuity of its decoration...

Bozon, Nicholas

Laurie Postlewate

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2018-01-11

Nicholas BozonIntroductionNicholas Bozon is the author of religious texts composed in England from the late 13th to the early 14th century in a wide r...

Byzantine Art

Lynn Jones

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-06-26

Byzantine Art Introduction Byzantine art, simply stated, is the art produced in the Byzantine Empire during the period 330–1453 ce. Of cours...

Byzantine Manuscript Illumination

Jeffrey C. Anderson

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Byzantine Manuscript IlluminationIntroductionIllustrated manuscripts constitute an important source for Byzantine art, owing to the number of examples...

Calendars and Time (Christian)

Faith Wallis

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-01-13

Calendars and Time (Christian) Introduction Medieval people differentiated days according to their position within the week, their date in the...

Cambridge Songs

Gernot Wieland

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2017-06-27

Cambridge SongsIntroductionThe Cambridge Songs is a collection of eighty-three songs in Cambridge University Library (CUL) MS Gg.5.35. Most of the son...

Canon Law

Edward Peters, Melodie H. Eichbauer

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-01-11

Canon LawIntroductionCanon law began as sets of norms for the regulation of Christian conduct in the world and the relations of Christians with each o...

Capgrave, John

Karen A. Winstead

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2014-07-30

John Capgrave Introduction John Capgrave (b. 1393–d. 1464), an Augustinian friar from King’s Lynn, Norfolk, was one of medieval England’s most...

Carolingian Architecture

Caroline Goodson

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-12-19

Carolingian Architecture Introduction Carolingian-period architecture is a key expression of the cultural cohesion of the Franks and their all...

Carolingian Era

Thomas F.X. Noble

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2010-12-15

Carolingian Era Introduction The almost mythical character of Charlemagne (b. 748–d. 814)—Carlo Magno, Charles the Great, Karl der Grosse—has...

Carolingian Manuscript Illumination

Eric Ramírez-Weaver

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2012-07-24

Carolingian Manuscript Illumination Introduction Away from home during his fourth journey to Rome and in celebration of Christmas Day at the e...

Carolingian Metalwork

Sigrid Danielson

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Carolingian Metalwork ...

Carthusians and Eremitic Orders

Julian Luxford

Subject: Medieval Studies »

Date Added: 2013-07-24

Carthusians and Eremitic Orders ...

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