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Francysk Skaryna

Francysk Skaryna  

(before 1490–c.1551)This Belarusian Humanist, writer, publisher and translator of the Bible, was born at Polotsk and died in Bohemia. He studied at Cracow (1504–1506) and Padua, where he obtained ...
French Literature

French Literature  

The most abundant, innovative, and influential of all western European medieval literatures. Beginning with a trickle of texts in the 9th, 10th, and 11th centuries, it becomes established by the ...
Jodocus Badius

Jodocus Badius  

(d. 1535)Josse Bade was one of the most prolific printers in Paris. Between 1503 and 1535 he published over 780 editions that reflected a broad cross-section of intellectual currents ...
languages: Germanic—Old and Middle English

languages: Germanic—Old and Middle English  

The earliest stages in the history of the English language. OE, also known as AS, stands for a group of dialects spoken in England roughly between the middle of the ...
Lithuanian statutes

Lithuanian statutes  

Three law codes prepared at the grand-ducal chancery of Lithuania (1529, 1566, and 1588), incorporating provisions of customary law and Polish, German, and Russian legal concepts grounding them in ...
Mahzor

Mahzor  

(Heb., ‘cycle’).Jewish festival prayer book. The term maḥzor distinguishes between the prayer book for festivals as opposed to the siddur, which is the daily prayer book.
manuscript illumination

manuscript illumination  

(western/eastern Europe) The decoration of the handwritten book.1. Introduction2. Aspects of continuity3. Aspects of change4. Texts for illumination5. Some functions of illumination1. Introduction2. ...
manuscript studies

manuscript studies  

Throughout the European MA, knowledge was transmitted from one generation to another through books written by hand. Two major transitions in late antiquity had significant impact on the form MSS ...
Mathes Roriczer

Mathes Roriczer  

(d. c.1495) A master mason following the trade of his father, Conrad Roriczer.Mathes worked on St Lorenz in Nuremberg and on other cathedrals until he succeeded Conrad as cathedral ...
Petrus de Crescentiis

Petrus de Crescentiis  

(1230/33–1320/21) Lawyer educated in Bologna.He wrote Ruralia commoda (c.1305), the most influential medieval handbook on agriculture. Numerous MSS and early translations into Italian, French, and ...
portulan

portulan  

In its incorrect modern usage, the term portulan chart designates a nautical map or chart. In the Middle Ages, the portulanus was a text listing the distances between different places ...
printing and printed book production

printing and printed book production   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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Before the invention of printing all written texts were MSS, although there were other ways to record information in exactly

privileges and patents for invention

privileges and patents for invention  

Privileges or patents were time-limited monopolies that rulers or governments bestowed on individuals, giving the recipient an exclusive right to fabricate or sell some specific object. After the ...
Scotism

Scotism  

The system of Scholastic philosophy expounded by the Franciscan teacher, Duns Scotus (q.v.), and defended in the later Middle Ages, esp. in the Franciscan Order.
technical writing

technical writing  

Medieval scholars identified mechanical arts, describing technologies affecting medieval life, as analogous to the liberal arts of the medieval curriculum. The German scholar Eis coined the term ...
Venice

Venice  

A city in NE Italy, situated on a lagoon of the Adriatic and built on numerous islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges. It was a powerful republic in the Middle Ages and from the ...

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