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Middle English literature: The Thirteenth Century. Middle English prose of the 13th cent. continued in the tradition of Anglo-Saxon prose—homiletic, didactic, and directed toward ordinary people rather than polite society.

Middle English literature: The Thirteenth Century

The "Katherine Group" (c.1200), comprising three saints' lives, is typical. The Ancren Riwle (c.1200) is a manual for prospective anchoresses; it was very popular, and it greatly influenced the prose of the 13th and 14th cent. The fact that there was no French prose tradition was very important to the preservation of the English prose tradition. Medieval Romance Literature: Definition, Characteristics & Novels. Readers in the Middle Ages didn't have any Harlequin paperbacks, but works of medieval romance literature were just as plentiful and popular.

Medieval Romance Literature: Definition, Characteristics & Novels

Learn more about this literary genre, its characteristics, and some of its examples in this lesson. Explore our library of over 10,000 lessons Click "next lesson" whenever you finish a lesson and quiz. Got It You now have full access to our lessons and courses. You're 25% of the way through this course! Way to go! Congratulations on earning a badge for watching 10 videos but you've only scratched the surface. You've just earned a badge for watching 50 different lessons. You have earned a badge for watching 20 minutes of lessons. You have earned a badge for watching 50 minutes of lessons. You have earned a badge for watching 100 minutes of lessons. You have earned a badge for watching 250 minutes of lessons. You have earned a badge for watching 500 minutes of lessons. You have earned a badge for watching 1000 minutes of lessons. Introduction to Middle English Literature: The Medieval World.

The Middle Ages. A Chronology of the Middle Ages (500-1500) 466-511 - Clovis.

The Middle Ages

Clovis was the first king of the Franks to unite that entire barbarian (according to the Romans) nation. He succeeded his father Childeric I in 481 as King of the Salian Franks, one of several Frankish tribes, who were then occupying the area west of the lower Rhine, with their centre around Tournai and Cambrai along the modern frontier between France and Belgium, in an area known as Toxandria.

He conquered the neighbouring Frankish tribes and established himself as sole king before his death. He converted to Catholicism, as opposed to the Arianism common among Germanic peoples, at the instigation of his wife. 590-604 - Pope Gregory the Great. 610-641 - Heraclius I. Clovis - Founder of the Merovingian Dynasty. By Melissa Snell This profile of Clovis is part ofWho's Who in Medieval HistoryA B C D E F G H I J K L MN O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Clovis was also known as: Chlodwig, Chlodowech Clovis was known for: Uniting several Frankish factions and founding the Merovingian dynasty of kings.

Clovis - Founder of the Merovingian Dynasty

Occupations: KingMilitary Leader Places of Residence and Influence: EuropeFrance Important Dates: Ethnic and Religious Groups in Medieval Poland - Medieval Studies. The best general overview of the composition of the Polish society and its transformations in the Middle Ages is offered by Ihnatowicz, et al. 1988.

Ethnic and Religious Groups in Medieval Poland - Medieval Studies

The studies of Kłoczowski 1998 and Kłoczowski 2000 present the history of Polish Christianity and analyze the relations between the Catholic and the Orthodox churches, as well as their attitude toward non-Christian groups. A comprehensive analysis of various ethnic and religious minorities in medieval Poland is presented in Drabina 1989, supplemented by selected sources in Polish translation from Drabina 1994. Two recent studies, Samsonowicz 1993 and Janeczek 2003, offer general reflections on the functioning of ethnic minorities in late medieval Poland. Medieval Guilds. Interesting history, facts and information about the life of the peoplewho lived in England during the Medieval times Medieval GuildsThe Medieval Guilds were an important part of life in Medieval times.

Medieval Guilds

A higher social status could be achieved through guild membership, and feudalism encouraged people to do this. There were many advantages of becoming a member of a guild. Guild members in Medieval Times were supported by the Guild if they became sick. There were two main kinds of Medieval guilds - Merchant Guilds and Craft Guilds. Medieval Craft GuildsMedieval London Guilds. History: Middle Ages Timeline for Kids. The Middle Ages, or Medieval Times, in Europe was a long period of history from 500 AD to 1500 AD.

History: Middle Ages Timeline for Kids

That's 1000 years! Videos, TV Schedule & Watch Full Episodes Online. Germanic People - Tribes and Races. The Germanic Peoples (also called Teutonic in older literature) are a historical ethno-linguistic group, originating in Northern Europe and identified by their use of the Indo-European Germanic languages which diversified out of Common Germanic in the course of the Pre-Roman Iron Age.

Germanic People - Tribes and Races

The descendants of these peoples became, and in many areas contributed to, the ethnic groups of North Western Europe: the Germans,Norwegians, Swedish, Finland-Swedes, Danish, Faroese, English, Icelanders,Austrians, Dutch and Flemish, and the inhabitants of Switzerland, Alsace, Lorraine (German: Lothringen) and Friesland on the continent. Migrating Germanic peoples spread throughout Europe in Late Antiquity (300-600) and the Early Middle Ages. History: Middle Ages Timeline for Kids. Middle Ages.