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The Black Death. Okay, so here's one of the more unpleasant episodes of the Medieval Period: the Black Plague.

The Black Death

People back then also referred to it as the Great Mortality or, even more bluntly, the Pestilence. This horrific sickness first swept through England and other areas of Europe around 1348-1349, and it spread through the population faster than the Gangnam Style craze. Since you can't WebMD it, we'll tell you a tiny bit of what the Plague did to its human hosts. People would get these huge lesions on their necks and groins, which would start out red and then darken to black. Pretty gross, right?

Then, well. And since the medieval period wasn't particularly known for its high-tech medical advancements, people thought they were suffering the wrath of God for their sins. The Black Plague didn't even have the decency to say bye-bye after it wiped out so much of Europe back in the 14th century. Not surprisingly, the death of so many people had long-lasting effects on society. Chew on This. Romance - Medieval prose romances. 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. What Is Medieval Poetry? (with pictures) Western literature. Cultural Effects of The Black Plague.

The Middle Ages. A king (or lord) ruled large areas of land.

The Middle Ages

To protect his land from invasion, the king gave parts of it to local lords, who were called vassals. In return, his vassals promised to fight to defend the king's land. Vassals ruled lands granted to them by their king. Those lands were called fiefs. Within a fiefs, a vassal acted as a local lord and could give portions of it to vassals of his own. Knights were warriors who fought on horseback. Middle Ages, Dynamic Culture of the Middle Ages. 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. Medieval History, Castles. MedievalPlus.com The Middle Ages is a period in European history which, along with its adjective ‘Medieval’, was first referred to by italian scholars and academics of the late fifteenth century.

Medieval History, Castles

They were basically stating that the society in which they now lived was significantly more civilized and advanced in many ways, than that which had existed during the previous thousand years. This may have been true within certain elite sections of Italian society which had begun to emulate the art and philosophy of ancient Greece, but generally in Italy and Europe overall no all-pervading change had occurred. Historians since that time have, however, used the terms 'middle ages' and medieval as a convenient way to refer to that general period in European history. Middle Ages - Facts & Summary. Code of Chivalry. More often than not, Chivalry was associated with knighthood.

Code of Chivalry

Code of Chivalry. Category: About Us Published on Tuesday, 13 August 2013 12:05 Written by Admin.

Code of Chivalry

I am looking for a critical analysis of the poem "Twa Corbies" by anonymous.what is the poem about? this would involve theme or subject(intro... I've seen a few of these interpretations online, and all of them fail to mention something I think is rather important -- the knight was very likely slain by his lady, who then left him to be with her new lover.

I am looking for a critical analysis of the poem "Twa Corbies" by anonymous.what is the poem about? this would involve theme or subject(intro...

The second raven (corbie) tells the first that the knight is 'newly slain' -- he didn't die from an accident or any natural causes, he was slain. But only three other beings know where his body lies: his hound, his hawk, and his lady. If anyone should know where the knight's body is, it would be his killer. Since it's unlikely his hound or hawk killed him, that leaves his unfaithful lady, who certainly has a motive to kill him. Courtly Love in the Middle Ages: Definition, Characteristics & Rules. Explore this lesson on courtly love, an essential concept to understanding relationships between men and women in medieval literature.

Courtly Love in the Middle Ages: Definition, Characteristics & Rules

Learn the definition of courtly love, its connection with chivalry, the rules of courtly love, and discover examples of works that feature courtly love from the middle ages. 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. Code of Chivalry.