What is medieval?

  • (adj): Relating to or belonging to the Middle Ages.
    Example: "Medieval scholars"; "Medieval times"
    Synonyms: mediaeval
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on medieval:

History Of The Isle Of Wight - Medieval
... The Lordship thereafter became a Royal appointment with a brief interruption when Henry de Beauchamp, 1st Duke of Warwick, was crowned King of the Isle of Wight, King Henry VI assisting in person at the ceremony, placing the crown on his head ... He died in 1445, aged 22 ...
Centres For Medieval Studies
... Many Centres / Centers for Medieval Studies exist, usually as part of a university or other research and teaching facility ... Some notable ones include The Centre for Medieval Studies, Bangor at Bangor University (Official site) The Centre for Medieval Studies, Bergen at the University ...
History - Medieval Penkridge - Agriculture
... There are no detailed records of what was grown in medieval Penkridge ... with barley, oats, peas, beans, and brassicas the other major crops - probably similar to the medieval pattern farmers grew wheat wherever the land in their scattered strips supported ... The early medieval cultivators were mainly unfree, forced to work on the lord's demesne in return for their strips in the open fields ...
Luss - History
... A number of early medieval and medieval monuments survive in the present churchyard, including simple cross-slabs which may date to as early as the 7th ... A well-preserved late medieval effigy of a bishop is preserved within the modern church ...
Prittlewell - History - Medieval
... Around 1110, a Sweyne's successor, Robert Fitzsweyne, also known as Robert d'Essex, divided his manor in two, the part to the west being Prittlewell, the site of Earl's Hall and the rest, consisting of thirty acres (120,000 m²) of land, the church at Prittlewell, being given to the Cluniac Priory of St Pancras, Lewes for the purpose of setting up Prittlewell Priory ... At this time the lands of the priory extended to right down to the seafront ...

More definitions of "medieval":

  • (adj): As if belonging to the Middle Ages; old-fashioned and unenlightened.
    Example: "A medieval attitude toward dating"
    Synonyms: mediaeval, gothic
  • (adj): Characteristic of the time of chivalry and knighthood in the Middle Ages.
    Synonyms: chivalric, knightly

Famous quotes containing the word medieval:

    The Christos-image
    is most difficult to disentangle
    from its art-craft junk-shop
    paint-and-plaster medieval jumble
    of pain-worship and death-symbol.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)

    Our medieval historians who prefer to rely as much as possible on official documents because the chronicles are unreliable, fall thereby into an occasionally dangerous error. The documents tell us little about the difference in tone which separates us from those times; they let us forget the fervent pathos of medieval life.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)

    Nothing in medieval dress distinguished the child from the adult. In the seventeenth century, however, the child, or at least the child of quality, whether noble or middle-class, ceased to be dressed like the grown-up. This is the essential point: henceforth he had an outfit reserved for his age group, which set him apart from the adults. These can be seen from the first glance at any of the numerous child portraits painted at the beginning of the seventeenth century.
    Philippe Ariés (20th century)