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Aachen

Aachen   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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2013
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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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City in Nordrhein-Westfalia, Germany. It was the birthplace and residence of Charlemagne, ruler of the Frankish Kingdom, and remained associated

Agostino di Giovanni

Agostino di Giovanni (1310)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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He is first documented in 1310 in Siena, when he married Lagina di Nese, who was possibly a sister of

Aguilar de Campoo

Aguilar de Campoo   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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Spanish town in the province of Palencia. The chief monument in the town is the monastery of S María la

Aigues-Mortes

Aigues-Mortes   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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Town in Gard, southern France, in the north-western section of the Rhône Delta or Camargue. It is one of the

Åkirkeby

Åkirkeby   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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692 words
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Ornately carved baptismal font in church of St Hans, Åkirkeby, on the island of Bornholm, Denmark, dating to c.

Alabaster

Alabaster   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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Term used to describe two types of stone, one of gypsum and one of limestone.

During the later Middle Ages

Alcobaça Abbey

Alcobaça Abbey   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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2013
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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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991 words
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Cistercian abbey in Portugal. Dedicated to S Maria, it was founded as part of the policy of repopulation and territorial

Alfred Jewel

Alfred Jewel   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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2013
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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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459 words
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Anglo-Saxon jewel made of gold, rock crystal, and enamel (Oxford, Ashmolean), made in the reign of King Alfred (reg

Alighieri, Dante

Alighieri, Dante   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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He is universally recognized as the greatest poet of the Middle Ages. His masterpiece, the Divine Comedy (begun 1307 or

Altichiero (di Domenico da Zevio)

Altichiero (di Domenico da Zevio)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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He was one of the most important North Italian painters of the 14th century. His style is characterized by an

Ambo

Ambo   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1,232 words
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A raised platform for reading and preaching. The term first appears in the Canons of Laodicea (late 4th century ad

Amiens

Amiens   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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2013
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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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French city and capital of Picardy in Somme, northern France. It was founded on the River Somme on the site

Andrea da Firenze (i)

Andrea da Firenze (i)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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From January 1346 Andrea was registered in the Arte dei Medici e Speziali in Florence. The earliest paintings that can

Angers

Angers   Reference library

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2013
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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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French city, prefecture of the Maine-et-Loire département, situated on the River Maine. Located along the boundaries of the Armorican Massif

Angevin Legendary

Angevin Legendary   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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2013
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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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541 words
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Luxuriously illustrated hagiographical picture book from the 14th century. The codex is fragmented; the biggest part is preserved in the

Anglo-Saxon architecture

Anglo-Saxon architecture   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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2013
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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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3,496 words
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That there was something distinctive about Anglo-Saxon architecture was first recognized within a few years of the introduction of Romanesque

Anglo-Saxon ivories

Anglo-Saxon ivories   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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2013
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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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During the Anglo-Saxon period some of the most exquisite early medieval ivories were produced. The earliest surviving decorative bone-carvings date

Anglo-Saxon metalwork

Anglo-Saxon metalwork   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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1. Before the 8th century ad. 2. The 8th century and after.

1. Before the 8th century

Anglo-Saxon painting

Anglo-Saxon painting   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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5,737 words
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Anglo-Saxon painting survives preponderantly in manuscript illumination, which was a significant art form from the arrival of the Christian missionaries

Anglo-Saxon textiles

Anglo-Saxon textiles   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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743 words
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The textiles produced by and for Anglo-Saxons were of various types and materials. They ranged from garments and accessories to

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