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Adelard of Bath

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

(c.1070–c.1145)

English Benedictine remembered as a conduit for the introduction of Arabic astronomy and philosophy to the West.

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Amalric

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

(d. c.1207),

scholastic philosopher. He taught at Paris. He maintained that God was the one essence underlying all created beings and that those who remain in the love of God...

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Amiens Cathedral

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

Clues given by the labyrinth, laid by the architect Renaud de Cormont in 1288, give precious information about the beginning of the construction of Amiens cathedral: the impetus for the ...

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Anne and Joachim

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

No canonical text mentions the name of Anne: a tradition dating back to the first centuries makes her the wife of Joachim and mother of the Virgin Mary (Protogospel of James, Gospel of...

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Beauvais

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

The history of Beauvais in Merovingian times is little known. Its rise in the 9th c., marked by the holding of a council in 845, was soon curtailed by the ...

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Berengar of Tours

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

(c.1010–88)

Theologian involved in the 11th-century Eucharistic controversy. Berengar appealed to reason instead of authority, leading him to question teachings concerning the Real...

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Bernard of Chartres

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(c.1080–c.1130),

grammarian. A canon of Chartres, he was a master in the cathedral school from at least c.1114.

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Bourges Cathedral

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

The construction, in which Henry de Sully took the initiative around 1195 to replace the old 11th-c. cathedral, is unique in its kind, though contemporary with Chartres, with which it ...

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cathedral

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

The principal church of a diocese, with which the bishop is officially associated. Recorded from Middle English (as an adjective, the noun being short for cathedral church ‘the church which...

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Esther

Overview page. Subjects: Biblical Studies.

In the Bible, a Jewish woman chosen on account of her beauty by the Persian king Ahasuerus (generally supposed to be Xerxes I) to be his queen. She used her influence with him to save her...

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