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Blood-Feud

Blood-Feud  

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The custom of the blood-feud was common to Germanic societies in the early medieval period, underpinning many aspects of the familial and social organization of Anglo-Saxon England, Francia, and the ...
Brotherhood-in-arms

Brotherhood-in-arms  

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Chronicles of the period of the Hundred Years’ War quite often refer to knights, esquires, and men-at-arms who are said to have been brothers or sworn companions in arms. Such ...
Callistus II

Callistus II  

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(d. 1124), Pope from 1119. He was a strong opponent of lay investiture; during his pontificate the Investiture Controversy was settled by the Concordat of Worms (1122). At the Lateran Council of 1123 ...
Conrad of Urach

Conrad of Urach  

(died 1227)A Cistercian from 1199, papal legate from 1215 and cardinal of Porto and Santa Rufina from 1219.A member of the illustrious Zähringen dynasty, to which the bishop ...
count

count  

A foreign nobleman whose rank corresponds to that of an earl; the term is recorded from late Middle English, and comes via Old French from Latin comes, comit- ‘companion, overseer, attendant’, in ...
Edda

Edda  

Either of two 13th-century Icelandic books, the Elder or Poetic Edda (a collection of Old Norse poems on Norse legends) and the Younger or Prose Edda (a handbook to Icelandic poetry by Snorri ...
feud

feud  

One of the central protections members of kin groups offered to one another in the MA, the feud was a means of resolving disputes through violence, negotiation, or a combination ...
homicide

homicide  

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Lawfully or unlawfully causing the death of another person. If intention to cause death is involved the offence will amount to murder. If there is only criminal negligence or an ...
honor

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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The institution of power- and income-sharing in 14th- and 15th-century *Hungary. Court aristocrats (*barones) were granted

Honor

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

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The Latin equivalent of “fidelity,” used in medieval Hungary from the thirteenth century, and especially in the fourteenth, to describe

honour

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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2003
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A term used by the Normans for the large lordships that were centred on castles.

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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2009
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A term used by the Normans for the large lordships that were centred on castles, e.g. Richmond (Yorkshire), which had 440 dependent manors in many parts of England....

Honour

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
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In the Middle Ages as in our own days, the word “honour” had a double sense. Shortly after the year

Lancelot

Lancelot  

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In Arthurian legend, the most famous of Arthur's knights, father of Galahad; he is one of the most significant figures of the cycle, since it is the revelation of his adulterous love for Guinevere ...
Lewes

Lewes  

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An important burgh in the 10th c., after the Norman conquest Lewes (Sussex) was the site of the most important Cluniac priory in England, founded in 1077 by William of ...
Manfred

Manfred  

(1231–66)King of Sicily (1258–66). The illegitimate son of the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II, he ruled in Italy on behalf of Conradin, his half-brother, and with support from the Saracens took the ...
Marrano

Marrano  

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(in medieval Spain) a christianized Jew or Moor, especially one who merely professed conversion in order to avoid persecution. The name is Spanish, and is of unknown origin, although various ...
Mechthild of Magdeburg

Mechthild of Magdeburg  

(c.1207–c.1282), author of a book of mystical revelations. Of noble Saxon family, she became a Beguine at Magdeburg. The various books of her visions, entitled Das fliessende Licht der Gottheit (‘The ...
Monte Sant'angelo

Monte Sant'angelo  

According to the text relating the appearance of St Michael on Monte Gargano in Apulia, doubtless written in the 9th c. and incorporating older elements, a certain Garganus, an inhabitant ...
Nibelung

Nibelung  

In Germanic mythology, a member of a Scandinavian race of dwarfs, owners of a hoard of gold and magic treasures, who were ruled by Nibelung, king of Nibelheim (land of mist). The treasure was ...

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