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  Sacred Sites: Pilgrimage in Medieval Europe
While this decline was caused by the climactic conditions which affected northern Europe, an equally significant influence was the influx of new cultures into southern and central Europe and the effect those cultures had in altering megalithic people's understandings of the customs their own culture had been founded upon.
Medieval Christians had been conditioned to believe that human beings were essentially evil and that the difficulties they experienced on the earthly plane were the unavoidable consequences of their fallen nature.
Medieval pilgrims were told that the miracles were caused by the saint's relics, but this was not the case.
www.sacredsites.com /europe/medieval_europe_pilgrimage.html   (2653 words)

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1265 CE: Medieval Europe - Dante Alighieri is born.
1342 CE: Medieval Europe - The reign of Avignonese Pope Clement VI exemplifies the French takeover of the Church.
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   (6304 words)

 medieval Europe
The medieval era is generally defined as the period of European history from the fall of Rome (5th century) to the Renaissance (15th century).
Cotton was unknown in the early Medieval era and fter its introduction in the late Medeval era, very expensive as it was imported fom the East.
Although generally classified by most scholars as the last century of the medieval era, the 14th century is generally seen as the beginning of the Renaissance and the beginning of a modern state of mind.
histclo.com /chron/med/medieval.html   (5892 words)

 Middle Ages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Western Europe from the 3rd Century onward, the political unity of the Roman Empire began to fragment.
For 200 years after Charlemagne's death, Europe was in conflict, with east and west competing for power and influence in the partly un-christianized expanses of far northern Europe, and power devolving to more localized authorities.
The spread of Christianity in the Migrations Period, both from the Mediterranean area and from Ireland, occasioned a pre-eminent cultural and ideological role for its abbots, and the collapse of a res publica meant that the bishops became identified with the remains of urban government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Middle_Ages   (4398 words)

 Medieval European History
That's one of the terms used to describe nearly 1000 years of history-a history that is often hard to understand due to a lack of surviving documents, and often is clouded by myth and legends.
Western Europe was under the rule of hundreds of feudal lords and kings.
Medieval Europe saw some humanity-changing developments, such as Gutenberg's moveable types press in the middle of the 15th century.
www.medieval-life.net /history_main.htm   (338 words)

 Medieval Life
Centuries of Roman rule in Western Europe came crashing to an end in 476 when the emperor was driven from his throne by barbarian invaders from the north.
Medieval Times-Middle Ages-Dark Ages, many terms have been used to describe this period spanning more than a thousand years.
Medieval Europe was very much divided, yet societies during this time were remarkable similar.
www.medieval-life.net   (169 words)

 Medieval Europe - All Empires
The Eastern Roman Empire, during Medieval times, is now labled today as the "Byzantine Empire" (for its capital at Byzantium, which was renamed Constantinople and during the Ottoman times to Istanbul).
In contrast to Western Europe, The cities in the Eastern Roman Empire were a thriving metropolis of culture and learning.
The empire collapsed to the Ottoman Turks in 1453, one of events that signaled the end of the Medieval period.
www.allempires.com /article/index.php?q=medieval_europe   (306 words)

 Late Medieval Europe & The Early Italian Renaissance
Northern Europe to a lesser degree went through a similar change at this time.
Poulaines were long pointed shoes, worn mainly by men in Northern Europe, these shoes had padded toe points that could extend as far as a full foot length in front of the foot itself, and often present a rather phallic appearance.
Late Medieval Europe was disrupted by constant warfare, and so fashion included things like armor design and heraldry.
www.costumes.org /classes/fashiondress/latemedieval.htm   (855 words)

 500 AD - 1500 AD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In the early part of the period, central Europe is inhabited by various tribes, either pagan or newly Christian.
The grandest expression of Mathilde's munificence is a golden statue of the Virgin, which is one of the earliest surviving large-scale sculptures from medieval Germany.
The first agricultural revolution of Medieval Europe begins about 1000 with a shift to the northern lands for cultivation, a period of improved climate from 700 to 1200 in western Europe, and the widespread use and perfection of new farming devices, some previously discovered by the Carolingians and the Romans.
www.earth-history.com /Europe/eur-medieval.htm   (8507 words)

 Slavery in medieval Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Slavery in medieval Europe was the keeping of people in slavery in Europe during the Middle Ages.
Slavery was widespread at the end of the classical civilization, and the barbarian invasions and breakdown of the Empire vastly increased it.
The institution of serfdom in medieval Europe was separate and distinct from chattel slavery; serfs were tied to the land and obliged to work the land for their lord, but they were not chattel property.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Slavery_in_medieval_Europe   (759 words)

 Medicine in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Medieval Europe was a place that placed less importance on the value of Public Health facilities.
Through a lack of care, or a lack of ability to maintain the aqueducts et al built by the romans, medieval Europe became a place where medical practice was in places regressing rather than progressing.
It was over 400 years after the fall of the Roman Empire that Europe was again a place that was peaceful and relatively stable.
www.schoolshistory.org.uk /medievalmedicine.htm   (304 words)

 Early Medieval Europe - Journal Information
Early Medieval Europe provides an indispensable source of information and debate on the history of Europe from the later Roman Empire to the eleventh century.
It covers Europe in its entirety, including material on Iceland, Ireland, the British Isles, Scandinavia and Continental Europe (both west and east).
Early Medieval Europe is delighted to announce the Blackwell-Early Medieval Europe Essay Prize, consisting of two hundred pounds' worth of Blackwell's books.
www.blackwellpublishing.com /journal.asp?ref=0963-9462   (304 words)

 Amazon.com: Medieval Europe: A Short History: Books: C. Warren Hollister,Judith Bennett   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Judith M. Bennett teaches medieval history and women's history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she is Martha Nell Hardy Distinguished Professor.
From "A Short History," I'd suggest proceeding with Cantor's "Civilization of the Middle Ages" and to the essays in the "Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe." After that, the door should be wide open to an investigation of whatever detailed aspect of the period a reader might want to pursue.
These additions include a glossary of "medieval jargon" as she terms it, more dates, the timelines and biographical sketches mentioned above and a strong list of suggested readings at the end of each chapter for the reader who wishes to delve deeper into a particular subject.
www.amazon.com /Medieval-Europe-C-Warren-Hollister/dp/0072346574   (2450 words)

 Medieval Europe: Introduction, Population, and Economy
Since Europe is a smaller than the Americas, more people lived in each square mile of Europe.
Europe maintained its population largely because people had lots of babies.
C. In spite of all those problems, the population of Europe was actually growing in the 1400s, particularly the late 1400s.
home.earthlink.net /~torenhudson/ushist1/europop.html   (1584 words)

Studying Medieval Europe (500 to 1500 C.E.) is important since it is the study of a Feudal State.
You are to study how people of your station in Medieval Society dressed and make imaginative use of clothing and materials available in your home to make a costume.
For the class Medieval Feast (held the last Thursday before the December Holidays), each student is expected to wear a costume representative of their station in life.
www.rocksforkids.com /FabFours/medieval.html   (1283 words)

 Best of History Web Sites: Medieval History (Middle Ages)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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   (625 words)

 Medieval Sites on the Web
MF is an electronic journal for the promotion of scholarship in Medieval English Literature, dedicated to providing a venue for the free exchange of ideas in a collegial, public forum environment.
Medieval and Renaissance Studies Periodicals A collection of links--sometimes more--esp. plentiful for Medieval Studies.
Medieval Women Writers A project to post writings in several languages from the Five Colleges of Ohio.
www.efn.org /~acd/medievalpage.html   (2390 words)

 Medieval Sourcebook: Maps
Europe on the Eve of the Barbarian Invasions, 395 (Col)
A clickable map of all of Europe in 1099
Notification of copyright infringement will result in the immediate removal of a text until its status is resolved.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/sbookmap.html   (947 words)

 Europe, Ancient Medieval coins - Calgary Coin Gallery
References : SZ - The Coinage of Medieval Austria, 1156-152, by Alfred Szego; G & B - Medieval European Conage, by Grierson and Blackburn; SAUR - Die Saurmasche Munzsammlung, by Saurma; FREY - The Dated European Coinage Prior to 1501 by Albert R. Frey
Unfortunately, the medieval letter forms, and often less-than-perfect strikes, can make the coins difficult to read and we may occasionally get a letter or two wrong.
It is possible to build a good representative collection of medieval coins, but it takes time and patience.
www.calgarycoin.com /medieval5.htm   (252 words)

 Stained Glass in Medieval Art | Special Topics Page | Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Stained-glass windows have been admired for their utility and beauty since ancient Rome, when pieces of colored glass were assembled into patterned window frames.
In Europe, the art of stained glass reached its height between 1150 and 1500, when magnificent windows were created for
Most of what is known about medieval stained-glass making comes from a twelfth-century German monk who called himself Theophilus.
www.metmuseum.org /toah/hd/glas/hd_glas.htm   (499 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)

 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)

 Amazon.com: The Rise of Magic in Early Medieval Europe: Books: Valerie Irene Jane Flint   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Drawing almost exclusively on early Church fathers and theologians from early medieval Europe (500-1000 CE), she sets out her theories on how many medieval magical practices arose, contrasting the Christian or Christianized forms of more acceptable magical practice with the pagan practices that she sees as their roots.
And while she does frequently refer to approved Christian magic, she has little to say on the Priest as magician, and how his use of sanctioned magic may have contributed to how he (and by inference the Church) was viewed by the people of his parish.
She also largely ignores the disparity between how magic and practitioners of magic were viewed and treated by the Church during the early Medieval as opposed to the Late Medieval/Early Modern periods.
www.amazon.com /Rise-Magic-Early-Medieval-Europe/dp/0691001103   (2264 words)

 Muslims in medieval Europe
The racial fuss surrounding the "Moors" in medieval Europe
Even so, it was the exotic-looking "fl" contingent of these armies that stirred the hearts and imaginations of medieval Europe, and sometimes appear prominently as symbols in medieval art, literature, and heraldry.
A source of misunderstanding about the identity of "Moors" in Europe is the Frankish epic Song of Roland, in which a contingent of one of the Saracen armies is described as "fl as pitch" and "broad in the nose." But this shouldn't be too surprising, considering that the army included Ethiopians:
www.angelfire.com /md/8/moors.html   (2348 words)

 Medieval Europe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
They hope to showcase the groups and institutions of the time period that most influenced the medieval European culture.
The "board members" will decide which four proposals will be accepted for inclusion in the new Medieval Fair.
As the audience members listen to each committee present its proposal for a booth, they should note on this form the contributions that were made by each particular group or institution and the effects those contributions had, both short and long term.
www.bcps.org /offices/lis/models/medeurope   (828 words)

 Medieval Europe (9th - 15th Century)
Beginning with the legacy of the Roman construction, medieval masons soon developed their own distinctive style.
The driving force in medieval construction (especially 11th Century onwards, in the Gothic period) was to get more and more light into the interiors of the cathedrals.
This was the key in the development of the critical structural forms which delineated medieval architecture, these forms being:
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/building_construction/42986   (396 words)

 Medieval Macabre
There are no 20th century-inspired fantasy images in this collection, nor any modern art with a medieval theme - these are the true visions our medieval ancestors had of the preternatural, the supernatural, and the unwordly.
A collection of Medieval recipes adapted for the modern kitchen, with period receipts, translations, and redactions.
Excerpts from a Medieval manuscript are generously accompanied by authentic illustrations of strange and exotic fish, sea monsters, and beasts.
www.godecookery.com /macabre/macabre.htm   (554 words)

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