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abecedarium

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Elementary teaching in Antiquity and the Middle Ages consisted in learning firstly to read the letters of the alphabet. Exceptionally when a child learned to read alone from a text ...

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Anthony Woodville

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Bibliography.

(c.1440–83)

Eldest son of Richard Woodville, renowned for military, chivalric, religious, and literary achievements. His sister Elizabeth’s marriage to Edward IV increased his...

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cryptogram

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Bibliography.

A phrase which has a secret meaning, as mene, mene, tekel, parsin (Dan. 5: 25) or the number 666 (Rev. 13: 18). The fish became a Christian cryptogram.

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exultet roll

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

An illuminated, neumed rotulus of the Exultet, used in south Italy in the paschal vigil, unrolled to show text and illustrations. The term is also sometimes applied to rolls containing...

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Flateyjarbok

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(‘Book of Flatey’) (1387–94) The Icelandic MS (Gks 1005, fol.) compiles vernacular historiography (kings’ sagas) and poems in a genealogically structured history of the Norwegian royal...

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glossary

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Bibliography.

Survive from the Old and Middle Irish periods, and comprise lists of words elucidated by a combination of explanatory glosses, etymological analysis, and quotation. The most compendious...

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Jean Heynlin

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(c.1430–1496)

Jean Heynlin or de Lapide is situated at the crossroads of the via antiqua, which he imposed at Basel and taught at Paris (1464–1465 and 1472–1474), a devotio Moderna...

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Kremsmünster

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Bibliography.

A Benedictine abbey of Upper Austria, founded in 777 by Duke Tassilo III of Bavaria as a centre of colonization and Mission, richly endowed with surrounding territories and erected into ...

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master

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Bibliography.

From Antiquity, one of the meanings of the word magister was “teacher”. In the Middle Ages, the title was borne by schoolmasters, but it was not limited to teaching: it ...

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monogram

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Bibliography.

A combination of letters that, when deciphered, gives a name, a title or even an invocation to the Virgin or to Christ. There is no order in the arrangement to ...

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