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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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Adrien Turnèbe

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Literature.

(1512–65),

French classical philologist. He was born at Les Andelys in Normandy, and at the age of 12 moved to Paris to continue his education. He was appointed professor of ...

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Ælfric

Joyce Hill.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online August 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 13617 words.

The homilist Ælfric (c. 950–1010), monk, masspriest, and abbot of Eynsham, is the most significant vernacular prose writer from Anglo-Saxon England by virtue of the quantity and quality of...

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Aelred of Rievaulx

Marsha L. Dutton.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500); Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400); Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Archaeology. 12970 words.

The most prominent of the Cistercian abbots of 12th-century England, Aelred of Rievaulx (b. 1110–d. 1167), also spelled Ailred or Æthelred, was a popular preacher and a prolific writer,...

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Ägidius Tschudi

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Literature.

(1505–72),

Swiss historian, born into an ancient family in Glarus and educated in Zürich (where he was taught by Zwingli), Basel, and Paris (where he was taught by Lefèvre...

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Agostino Nifo

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Literature.

(c.1469–c.1546),

Italian Aristotelian philosopher, born in Sessa Aurunca (Calabria) and educated at the University of Padua; he embarked on an academic career during which he...

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Akira Kurosawa

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism — Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1910–98)

Japanese film director best known in the West for his adaptations of Macbeth (The Throne of Blood, 1957), and King Lear (Ran, 1985). There is also an adaptation of Hamlet...

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Alain Resnais

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Literature.

(1922– )

French film director, who became one of the New Wave of film-makers.

Born in Vannes, Resnais studied acting and attended the Institut des Hautes Études...

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Albrecht

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

Author of Der Jüngere Titurel, a late-13th-century MHG Grail romance, based on works by Wolfram von Eschenbach, but expanding Wolfram’s treatment to give events a moral and soteriological...

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Albrecht Pfister

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(c.1429–c.1466),

German printer who worked for many years as a secretary for the bishop of Bamberg before becoming a printer in Bamberg in the early 1460s. He was the first ...

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