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Collecting all the field‐names of a parish from every available source, from earliest times to the present day, is a worthwhile task for a local historian or a group project. Unlike the...

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Alfonso X

Joseph T. Snow.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online September 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. 16175 words.

Alfonso X, king of Castile, León, and Galicia (b. 1221–d. 1284; reigned 1252–1284), the firstborn son of Ferdinand III and his German wife, Beatrix (Elisabeth of Hohenstaufen), has justly...

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The Hundred Years War

Clifford J. Rogers.

in Renaissance and Reformation

P ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. 15246 words.

“The Hundred Years War” is a term invented in the 18th century and popularized by Chrysanthe-Ovide Des Michels’s 1823 tableau chronologique describing the period of conflict between 1337,...

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Revolutionary England, 1642-1702

Sarah Covington.

in Renaissance and Reformation

P ublished online May 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. 12522 words.

The 17th century is one of the most important periods in England’s history, eliciting highly charged and often ideologically driven debates among scholars. The story of England, as it was...

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Landscape

Nils Büttner.

in Renaissance and Reformation

P ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. 6113 words.

This article concentrates primarily on landscape art and the visual depiction of natural scenery. It took a long time before the term “landscape” gained acceptance as the name of a painting...

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Katherine Parr

Susan E. James.

in Renaissance and Reformation

P ublished online June 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945); Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy. 5383 words.

Once characterized as the marginally memorable sixth wife of Henry VIII, Katherine (Kateryn, Catherine) Parr (b. 1512–d. 1548) has earned a significantly more important place in Tudor...

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Tropes

Gunilla Iversen.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online August 2012 .

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. 9622 words.

Liturgical poetry, in the form of additional lyrics inserted into all the chants of the medieval Mass, flourished in the 9th through the 12th centuries. In a medieval Latin culture marked...

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Piers Plowman

Lawrence Clopper.

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. 20622 words.

William Langland or William of Cleobury Mortimer (fl. 1360s–1380s) is the author of Piers Plowman, an allegorical poem (see Allegory) structured as a series of Dream Visions. The poem,...

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Spain

Olivia Remie Constable.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online April 2012 .

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. 18296 words.

What is meant by “medieval Spain”? Usually, “medieval” is understood as roughly the millennium between 500 ce and 1500 ce, and these dates fit reasonably well with political eras in the...

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Liturgical Drama

Nils Holger Petersen.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online June 2012 .

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. 11805 words.

The term liturgical drama was first used in the mid-19th century to denote religious dramas that were part of, or closely tied to, medieval church services, whether before Mass, during the...

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Illuminated Manuscripts

Catherine E. Karkov.

in Medieval Studies

P ublished online December 2010 .

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. 15769 words.

Manuscripts are books that have been produced by hand. Illuminated manuscripts are books that have been decorated in ways that help bring to light the book’s contents. The word drives from...

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