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  Medieval music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Though establishing the end of the Medieval era and the beginning of the Renaissance is admittedly arbitrary, 1450 is used here.
The beginning of the Ars nova is one of the few clean chronological divisions in medieval music, since it corresponds to the publication of the Roman de Fauvel, a huge compilation of poetry and music, in 1310 and 1314.
Demarcating the end of the Medieval era and the beginning of the Renaissance, with regards to the composition of music, is problematic.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Medieval_music   (3510 words)

 Middle Ages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A medieval era can also be applied to other parts of the world that historians have seen as embodying the same feudal characteristics as Europe in this period.
The pre-westernization period in the history of Japan is sometimes referred to as medieval.
In England the change of monarchs which occurred on 22 August 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth is often considered to mark the end of the period, Richard III representing the old medieval world and the Tudors, a new royal house and a new historical period.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Medieval   (2758 words)

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1305 CE: Medieval Europe - The papacy is moved from Rome to Avignon, beginning the Church's "Babylonian Captivity." For most of the fourteenth century, the papacy is subordinate to French authority with the majority of cardinals and popes being French.
Two bands of mysticism arise from Eckhart's theories: heterodox, the belief in the unification of God and man on earth without the aid of priests as intermediaries, and orthodox, the belief in the possibility of joining the soul with God and the awareness of divine presence in everyday life.
1477 CE: Medieval Europe - Charles the Bold of Burgundy is captured by the Swiss, and Louis XI recaptures the lost territory.
eawc.evansville.edu /chronology/mepage.htm   (6319 words)

 Medieval Studies Theme
Medieval China: How to Put Some "Tang" in your Medieval Dynasties Fifteen lessons for intermediate students on the T'ang and Sung dynasties.
Each of three concepts (feudalism, the castle, and the manor) is introduced through a fictional story where students can meet medieval figures at their own age level.
ORB is an on-line source of resources on medieval studies prepared in aÊcooperative WWW project by Medieval scholars in many institutions.
www.cln.org /themes/medieval.html   (1309 words)

The Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies (ORB) is an academic site, written and maintained by medieval scholars for the benefit of their fellow instructors and serious students.
The Academy of European Medieval Martial Arts aims to "resurrect the combat skills, philosophies and principles of the accomplished European Medieval martial artist and to achieve a state which would be consistent with that of the medieval warrior in both technology and ideal."
The Heroic Age is dedicated to uniting professionals, students, and amateurs on a quest to explore all aspects of early medieval Northwestern Europe.
www.bmarch.atfreeweb.com /medieval.htm   (2203 words)

 Marriage during the Middle Ages
Weddings during medieval times saw the origin of several modern traditions and customs.
This era between the fall of the Roman Empire and the Reformation was unique and through it all, faith was the ever-present catalyst for artistic, intellectual, social, and political developments.
Medieval marriage was still the province of the Church, and the sacrament of matrimony was central to Christian doctrine.
www.medieval-weddings.net   (147 words)

 Britannia: English Castles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Where possible, reference is made to existing castles within a comfortable day's journey of London so that the visitor who wishes to view a selection of English castles, but has limited time at his or her disposal, need not travel far from the capital.
Most buildings are created to fulfil a single, specific purpose: a church, a house, a factory, a school, a bank, a hotel etc. A castle, depending upon the status of the man who occupied it, could be variously, a military base, a seat of government, a court and a stronghold for the surrounding region.
Although these articles deal with the development of the English Medieval castle by ascribing successive types and forms of castles to various periods in history, only a small number of castles assumed the form we see today in the course of one period of building.
www.britannia.com /history/david1.html   (1847 words)

 English literature, medieval - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about English literature, medieval
In medieval England (12th–15th century), the ascendancy of Norman-French culture in the post-Conquest era, followed by the re-emergence of native English works – by such authors as Chaucer, Langland, and Malory, and numerous anonymous authors, – marked the Middle English period of English literature.
Towards the end of the Middle Ages, more lay people were literate, and the Paston Letters form one of the first records of one family's ordinary lives.
Of purely native inspiration was the medieval alliterative poem Piers Plowman (1367–86) by William Langland, and the anonymous Pearl, Patience, and Gawayne and the Grene Knight.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /English+literature,+medieval   (409 words)

 Open Directory - Society: Philosophy: History of Philosophy: Medieval   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Medieval Theories of Analogy - Survey of medieval accounts of analogical terms, which were thought to be particularly useful in metaphysics and theology, but were also discussed in commentaries on Aristotle's logic and in logic textbooks.
Medieval Theories of Properties of Terms - The theories of proprietates terminorum was the basis of medieval semantic theory; from the Stanford Encyclopedia by Stephen Read.
Medieval Theories of Relations - Survey of medieval views concerning the nature and ontological status of relations; from the Stanford Encyclopedia by Jeffrey Brower.
dmoz.org /Society/Philosophy/History_of_Philosophy/Medieval   (378 words)

 Medieval and Renaissance Fact and Fiction
An archive of transcriptions of Medieval and Renaissance texts, as well as information on the works and their authors.
This medieval work of theology was translated by the Fathers of the English Dominican Province.
Only a portion is Medieval and Renaissance, but the site is well indexed to make things easy to find.
www.angelfire.com /mi/spanogle/medieval.html   (1428 words)

 Medieval Semiotics
To speak of medieval semiotics is not to speak of a precisely defined discipline besides, and distinct from, other medieval arts and sciences; it is rather to speak of a complex field of more or less — mostly more — elaborate reflections on the concept of sign, its nature, function, and classification.
A constitutive factor of the emergence of a medieval theory of signs within the context of grammar and logic is the resumption of Augustine's practice of embedding the concept of language into the generic notion of sign.
It has to be noticed that in Bacon's, as well as in any other medieval sign-typology, the classes of signs — even though this is not explicitly stated by the authors themselves — distinguish modes of signifying rather than signs in the sense of sign-vehicles.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/semiotics-medieval   (9591 words)

 MEDIEVAL: TOTAL WAR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Medieval: Total War™ is a game of empire building and epic real time battles set in the European Middle Ages, 1087-1453.
Medieval: Total War adds new levels of depth, accessibility, gameplay and strategy to what has gone before in Shogun: Total War™.
Medieval: Total War™ might look like its cousin, but it does familiar things in new and exciting ways.
www.totalwar.com /community/medieval1.htm   (765 words)

 Best of History Web Sites: Medieval History (Middle Ages)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There is an index of selected and excerpted texts for teaching purposes, a help page, on use of the Sourcebook for research questions, a section devoted to secondary articles, texts on the history of law, copy-permitted maps and images, a guide to medieval-themed films and music, and more.
A "true encyclopedia" of early modern life and a "summa" of late medieval culture, the Decameron explores perenially human situations and dilemmas.
The Plantagenets and the Houses of Lancaster and York are featured in the first period, the Tudors and Stuarts in the second, and the House of Hanover in the third.
www.besthistorysites.net /Medieval.shtml   (671 words)

 Medieval Weaponry
Medieval Weaponry offers swords, suits of armor, weapons, jewelry, banners, helmets, replicas, decorative swords, functional swords, flails, maces, war hammers and more.
Our company offers all sorts of medieval armor and medieval weapons such as swords, daggers, suits of armor, helmets, chainmail, war clubs, maces and many more.
Our medieval weapons can be used for re-enactment (practical weapons) or for decoration.
www.medieval-weaponry.com   (337 words)

 Medieval English urban history
The aim of the Medieval English Towns site is to provide historical information about cities and towns in England during the Middle Ages, with particular but not exclusive emphasis on medieval boroughs of East Anglia and on social, political and constitutional history.
Although the medieval artist's intent was just to create a generalized representation of a town of that period –; with churches, houses, taverns and market square, all surrounded by defensive walls – he may have conjured up mental pictures of Stamford or Lincoln when executing the illumination.
Medieval Sourcebook: Leges Edwardis Confessoris: The Liberties of London, c.
www.trytel.com /~tristan/towns/towns.html   (1765 words)

Roger of Hoveden relates the fall of Jerusalem to Saladin in 1187, which leads to the Third Crusade of 1189-1192 (Medieval Sourcebook).
The Song of Roland is an Old French epic that celebrates Charlemagne's victory and laments Roland's death in the fight against the Spanish Muslims (OMACL).
Poetry of the Spanish Moors (Medieval Sourcebook) and Primary Documents on Andalusia (New York University) are two websites that provide translations of lyric poems by Muslims in the Iberian peninsula from various periods.
ksumail.kennesaw.edu /~bstevens/crusadeslit.htm   (974 words)

 Medieval Science
This page is intended to provide a convenient and comprehensive set of links to all Internet resources worldwide which deal with aspects of medieval science, both in Western and other cultures.
Medieval Botanica: Mythical Plants of the Middle Ages
Professor Gans teaches a course on medieval technology (link), perhaps the only one of its kind in the US.
members.aol.com /McNelis/medsci_index.html   (987 words)

 Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship promotes the study of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance from the perspectives of gender studies, women's studies, and feminist studies.
The society's journal is the Medieval Feminist Forum, which appears twice a year.
At the International Medieval Congress, SMFS annually sponsors four to five scholarly sessions, a business meeting, a banquet, and a cash bar.
smfs.uoregon.edu   (302 words)

 Medieval Reproductions
We produce carefully researched, historically accurate reproductions of medieval arms, armour, and artwork.
Our scope is not just medieval, however, we have created pieces ranging from Roman to Renaissance.
We also produce period costumes, accessories, Medieval and Renaissance tapestries, and furniture, as well as architectural embellishments.
www.medievalrepro.com   (263 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Medieval Swordsmanship: Illustrated Methods and Techniques   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
He lectures on historical weaponry and is an ardent promoter of contact-weapon sparring and study with historical replica swords.
He covers medieval swords, their making, swords use with shields and against shields.
I feel that for what it's purpose is (a beginers guide into to medieval sword types), that it's one of the best resources of its kind available.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1581600046?v=glance   (2797 words)

 medieval recipies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Medieval feasts have been hobby of mine since I was asked to prepare a Medieval dinner for a SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) event while in college.
It was an unqualified disaster, but spurred me on with a desire to never let that happen again.
For more info on Medieval cooking, see the Medieval/Renaissance Food Homepage and Historical Recipies from Different Cultures.
www.bitwise.net /~ken-bill/med-p1.htm   (262 words)

 Medieval Technology Pages
The Medieval Technology Pages are an attempt to provide accurate, referenced information on technological innovation and related subjects in western Europe during the Middle Ages.
They are written to be of use to anyone interested in the general subject of medieval technology in western Europe.
Given the relative youth of the study of medieval technology, and the difficulties in drawing together diverse and often contradictory sources of evidence, both caution and imagination must be used to draw out patterns that often only become clear over centuries.
scholar.chem.nyu.edu /tekpages/Technology.html   (474 words)

 Castle Learning Center
Get an insight into the everyday life of people living in a medieval castle, and what made it difficult to live in one.
A rather awkward subject to talk about, but going to the potty in medieval times was sometimes a cold experience.
Often the gatehouse of the castle was the focal point of refuge and attack.
www.castles-of-britain.com /castle6.htm   (654 words)

 Medieval History
Medieval Sourcebook: The Goodman of Paris 1392/4 - ideal marriage
Medieval Sourcebook: Petrus Paulus Vergerius: The New Education c.
Medieval Sourcebook: Emperor Louis the Pious: On Tithes, 817
members.aol.com /TeacherNet/Medieval.html   (2742 words)

 WWW-VL Medieval Europe
The Michigan State University Graduate Student Medieval and Renaissance Consortium, under the sponsorship of ORB, for The World Wide Web Virtual Library History Section.
Medieval churches and monasteries in England and Wales
Medieval Sourcebook: Description of Manor House at Chingford, Essex, 1265
www.msu.edu /~georgem1/history/medieval.htm   (891 words)

The time in history and legend that magic flourished with the most mystery and character was the middle ages or the Medieval times.
It was from this period that many fascinating and captivating stories came.
Hence the name "Medieval Magic" is intended to bring forth those feelings of a time long past in our childhood.
www.medieval-magic.com   (358 words)

 ORB: The Encyclopedia
It is intended that ORB should serve all aspects of medieval studies, so the present list merely charts the initial leg of a very long voyage.
History, bibliography and 170 images of brasses and incised slabs, mostly medieval.
Medieval Wall Painting in the English Parish Church, ed.
www.the-orb.net /encyclo.html   (431 words)

 Exhibits Collection -- The Middle Ages
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We think of knights in shining armor, lavish banquets, wandering minstrels, kings, queens, bishops, monks, pilgrims, and glorious pageantry.
In film and in literature, medieval life seems heroic, entertaining, and romantic.
www.learner.org /exhibits/middleages   (108 words)

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