Essays Tagged: "twelfth century"

Cathedrals of the 12th Century

s Gothic style dominated the architecture of Western Europe.It originated in northern France in the twelfth century, and spread rapidly across England and theContinent, invading the old Viking empire ... evolved at a time of profound social and economic change in WesternEurope. In the late eleventh and twelfth centuries trade and industry were revived, particularly innorthern Italy and Flanders, and a ...

(4 pages) 250 0 3.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

A Pageantry of Costumes

We think about the twelfth century as being captured by elegance, mystery and creative design. This was definitely show ... captured by elegance, mystery and creative design. This was definitely shown by their costumes. The twelfth century was a time of intense religious worship, and when they performed on stage, the costu ... the trunk-hose, the flat wool caps, and numerous other equally interesting details of dress in the twelfth century.The twelfth century was a magnificent pageantry of exotic and fantastic costumes, an ...

(5 pages) 63 1 2.1 Mar/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Design Arts

History of Double Reeds

evalent instrument during the early and late Middle Ages. "The oldest known record of it comes from twelfth century Saracen Sicily" (Geiringer 60). It was thought to have come to the West from Italy. ...

(6 pages) 73 2 3.5 Oct/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

St. Anselm

over the centuries. Many theologians have answered this question with a variety of responses.In the twelfth century scholars went about studying theology in much the same way as scientists studied sci ... over the centuries. Many theologians have answered this question with a variety of responses.In the twelfth century scholars went about studying theology in much the same way as scientists studied sci ...

(8 pages) 81 1 3.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Brief history of the guitar just what it says brief history and history of major composers and guitar music

the guitar). Also crusaders returning to England and Gypsies wandering west from Persia during the twelfth century brought with them versions of the lute, a small stringed instrument with a rounded b ...

(4 pages) 105 2 3.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Robert de Boron's "Merlin"

thur's adviser, prophet and magician, is basically the creation of Geoffrey of Monmouth, who in his twelfth-century History of the Kings of Britain combined the Welsh traditions about a bard and proph ...

(12 pages) 39 0 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Who was Heloise?

own in Paris as Abelard was. She was renowned for her learning, which was exceptional in a woman in twelfth-century France. She was only sixteen when she met Abelard, but she had already mastered the ... ore famous student, Thomas Aquinas. The University of Paris was the greatest theology school of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, thanks in large part to the brilliant, querulous and eventually re ...

(8 pages) 44 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Spread of Islam in the 7th CE to12th CE

describe the factors accountable for the remarkable spread of Islam from the seventh century to the twelfth century.Muslims compelled new cultural contacts from 700 CE onwards as a result of conquests ... s, including religious ones. The main factors that contributed in spreading Islam in seventh to the twelfth were: the conquests by Muslim forces, missionary work, trading, and also the Sufi movement o ...

(3 pages) 148 0 4.1 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History

Kozara Mountain, Details the history of this mountain located in present day Yugoslavia.

ra Mountain was named Kozara for the numerous numbers of blackbirds on the 3,000 ft mountain.In the twelfth century, all the land around the Kozara Mountain came under the rule of a Catholic royal fam ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.6 Jul/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

This is for a chinese culture class.

scourse it is apparent that the objectives of the book are to show the wide complex interactions of Twelfth century literati and how those interactions shaped the Confucian revival. In the past the fo ... el of Confucian thinkers. In fact there where many different viewpoints on Confucian thought in the Twelfth century and it is this wide variety of them that must be explored in order to understand the ...

(10 pages) 78 0 4.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The process in which Virgil creates a hero.

ory of Dido's tragedy has always been the best known part of the Aeneid. It was a favoured theme in twelfth century French romances; in Chaucer's House of Fame it has twice as much space as the rest o ...

(2 pages) 52 0 1.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

'Examine how expression of feelings, beliefs and ideas are portrayed through Gothic architecture in the 12-13 century particularly in northern France.'

c architecture in northern France in the 12-13 century period.Originating in northern France in the twelfth century, gothic architecture spread rapidly across England and the Continent, but what did g ...

(2 pages) 59 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

What did the Normans ever do for us? [i.e., the British]

ng national identity despite this crushing new influence?National IdentityWriters in England in the twelfth century displayed national prejudices with no sign of shame. For the mid-twelfth-century aut ... Anglo-Scottish families. Language was still less an indicator of identity. The supposedly barbarous twelfth-century Welsh lord might display feats of multilingualism which few today could rival - with ...

(6 pages) 42 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Abelard and Heloise

Abelard or Heloise in his entire Divine Comedy. Abelard and Heloise are the famous couple from the twelfth century who had an affair and then committed their lives to the church. Peter Abelard was we ...

(9 pages) 45 0 4.2 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Book Review: A single Shard

eries', who could not keep Tree-ear in fear of contaminating him. The setting of this story is in a twelfth-century Korean potters' village Ch'ulp'o. Tree-ear was content to live with Crane-man under ...

(4 pages) 38 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

Can Middle English Romances be considered popular and non-courtly? Discuss

lture, with only elite audiences capable of understanding the code of social values they presented. Twelfth-century French romance concerned itself with the examination of ideal aristocratic values an ... tly love, and delicacy of sentiment.The fine sentiments of the courtly love code so popular in late twelfth-century continental poetry is missing from King Horn. Rather than putting the heroine on a p ...

(6 pages) 50 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Paper on the reformation

holic church had become extremely powerful but, it had become internally corrupt. From early in the twelfth century onward there are calls for reform. Between 1215 and 1545 nine church-councils were h ...

(5 pages) 129 2 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Development of Hope University College

cation has a rich history in the UK. The first university in England was established from later the twelfth century to now, up to the present, there are about one hundred universities in the UK. Most ...

(2 pages) 27 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

A summary of the hanseatic league

ether of merchants on the road led to their alliances at home as well. The Hansa was founded in the twelfth century by an alliance between the northern towns of Hamburg and Luebeck which lay on opposi ...

(3 pages) 27 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

To what extent was there a "new consciousness of self" in the twelfth century?

three renaissances in Western Europe. These two earlier renaissances took place in the seventh and twelfth centuries, and in the latter some argue that we see an emergence of man coming to terms with ... mixed up and confused with one another. The 'individual' is a modern concept; to the people of the twelfth century 'individual' was just a technically term in the study of dialectic. To us, the 'indi ...

(9 pages) 77 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History