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11 Th Century 13 Th Century
1,915 wordsThroughout my semester of studies on knighthood, I have noticed two major swings in its goal. At first the knight existed only as a vassal, a mounted warrior for fighting. Then as the first crusade came around in 1095 it turned the knights attentions to their new quest in Jerusalem. As many joined the ranks of such sects as the knights of the temple, their job became increasingly religious and their status became one of the church. The second transformation comes with the appearance of court lif...
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13 Th Century Code Of Laws
1,230 wordsWhoever's listening, Do you know what an Iron Maiden, a Garrote, or maybe Water Torture are used for? No? Well heres the answer; they were all forms of torture a long time ago. Iron Maidens were female effigies constructed of wood or iron with the inside hollowed out and filled with sharp iron spikes. The iron maiden would be opened up and the offender placed inside. The person would then be embraced by the iron maiden, being impaled by all the spikes. A Garrote was anything that was tied around...
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13 Th Century Geoffrey Chaucer
648 wordsLiterature Medieval British Literature was influenced by the social, political, historical and religious events of the Medieval Times (1066 - 1485), as the literature of that given period reflected what was going on in Great Britain during that period. The major characteristics of the British Literature in the Middle Ages are the development of Middle English (with incorporation of French words, and changes in pronunciation because of French influence), feudalism (as the only literate people wer...
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Jewish Life In Spain 8 5 4
3,034 wordsJewish Life In Spain 8 / 5. 4 I would like to start by saying that according to the oldest traditions, the first Jews in Spain seem to have arrived in one of King Solomon's fleets, which, together with Hiram's Phoenicians, did business with Tarsus; these same boats of Tarsus which the prophet Jonah boarded and which must have arrived at the Tartessos of the Guadalquivir. Another tradition suggests they arrived as refugees after the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar in 587 B. C. E. , and...
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13 Th Century One Room
1,224 wordsWhether on the mote, inside the walls of the keep, or as a separate building, the living space of a castle were very basic. The hall, was a large one room structure with a loft ceiling, the hall was sometimes on the 1 st floor, but sometimes it was raised to the second story for greater security. Early halls were ailed like a church, with rows of wooden posts or stone pillars supporting the timber roof. Windows had wooden shutters held on by an iron bar, but in the 11 th and 12 th centuries were...
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13 Th Century Fa Ade
919 wordsThe Tomb Effigy of Jaquelin deferrer (Limestone, North French, late 13 th century) is unusual in style for the time and place in which it was created. In the 13 th century, Gothic art in France consisted of more three dimensional sculpture and more of a variety in the poses of the figures than in the Romanesque period which preceded it. The Tomb Effigy of Jaquelin deferrer falls into the transition period between the Romanesque (11 th- 12 th century) and Gothic time-frames (12 th- 15 th century)...
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13 Th Century Gothic Sculpture Cathedral
406 wordsGothic Sculpture In the Gothic period, remarkable sculpture was produced in France, Germany, and Italy. As in Romanesque times, much of it was made in conjunction with church architecture, although sculptured figures are also found on tombs, pulpits, and other church furnishings. France The great cathedral at Chartres exemplifies the stylistic evolution of the Gothic, which can be traced in viewing its portals. Its west entrance, the earliest, built in the mid- 12 th century, displays rigid, col...
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12 Th Century 13 Th Century
2,894 wordsLeonin and Perotin Through my research of Leonin and Perotin I felt like I was conducting a highly magnified genealogy report. A lot of the information I found, went against each other and was estimations. The only reason we know of these two composers were due to a monk from Bury St Edmunds. He signed his writings anonymous roman numeral four. He was an English theorist who was familiar with the Cathedral of Notre Dame in some shape or form. It is not known to anyone his role with the cathedral...
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13 Th Century Power And Influence
1,843 wordsThroughout King Ramkhamhaeng King Ramkhamhaeng Throughout history, there have been many great rulers of many great ancient civilizations. Some of them might be Julius Caesar, Ramses II, Hammurabi, or Octavian Caesar. The list of them could go on forever. One of the most influential of his civilization, known for his wisdom, was King Ramkhamhaeng or Rama the Valiant, of the Thai people. He claimed to be the? sovereign lord of all the Thai. ? Researchers guess that he lived from 1239 AD to after 1...
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13 Th Century Middle Ages
1,276 wordsThe Medieval Medicine Medieval Medicine The medieval period is normally not associated with advances in technology, nor with contributions that benefit society. Yet, our medicine today owes much of its development to physicians of that time. Medicine of that era was strongly influenced by superstition and the doctrine of the Christian church, and did not have much foundation for practical application. The need for medicine in Middle Ages was certainly great, considering the extreme amounts of pl...
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