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Changes in Warfare During the Medieval Period

a larger and more economical fighting force; the soldiers, mainly pikemen or archers, did not require such expensive equipment or ...

Geoffrey Chaucer's 'Knight's Tale' and the Film Adaptation

This 5 page paper compares and contrasts the Medieval story with the film version. There are 2 bibliographic sources that are cit...

A Comparative Analysis of the Anonymous 'The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell(e)' and Geoffrey Chaucer's 'The Wife of Bath's Tale'

a temporary reprieve. She gave him one year and one day to determine what a woman desires. If he was able to successfully answer...

Medieval Narratives, the Picaresque, Realism, and Romance

the underlying meaning of the narrative is contained within the incidents which occur in the development of the story (Frye, 1963)...

Theme of Nature The Canterbury Tales and Beowulf

understanding the deeper connections and interpretations of the characters who populate Chaucers work. Those deeper connections cl...

Women's Sexual and Social Roles in Geoffrey Chaucer's 'The Wife of Bath's Tale' and The Book of Margery Kempe

the individual characters of the story within the stories he was telling. In fact, Chaucer himself was a prime example of what was...

Internet Medieval History Websites Compared

specific. For instance, theres a link to Malaspina Universitys "Medieval Music before 1450" page. There are links to pages specia...

Hamlet is Not the Medieval 2 Dimensional Hero

In five pages this paper considers the tragedy of Hamlet not representing the two dimensions of Medieval heroes who act out of bli...

The Quest of the Holy Grail Analyzed

In a paper consisting of eight pages the Grail's significance is defined along with the legends that surround it in an interpretat...

Comparing Translations of Beowulf

In six pages this paper compares Seamus Heaney's and Lucien Dean Pearson's translations of the Medieval epic tale. There are thre...

Geoffrey Chaucer's 'The Miller's Tale,' 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,' and the Themes of Code and Courtesy

In five pages this paper evaluates whether the honor code and courtesy are used righteously or self righteously in these Medieval ...

A Review of The Ties That Bound

This eight page paper reviews the book by Barbara Hanawalt. The focus is human interaction in English medieval times. Primary so...

Ancient Greece and Medieval Societies Compared

In five pages Ancient Greek society is compared with the Medieval society represented in the epic 'Beowulf' in terms of citizen ex...

Medieval Literature and Common Themes

is a serious offence. But Ganelon, the man who is held, has a friend who challenges his accuser to a match and the friend loses. T...

Anglo Saxon Dramatic Society and Burton Raffel's Beowulf

In five pages this paper examines how Anglo Saxon dramatic society has been reflected in Burton Raffel's New Historicist interpret...

The Significance of the Arthurian Legend

In eight pages this research paper discusses the impact upon the Arthurian legend upon medieval literature and includes The Weddin...

History of Judaism and 'Otherness'

In seven pages this paper examines the Medieval and Renaissance periods in this consideration of Jewish history and prejudice. Fi...

Medieval Poets on Love

wide range of emotions. Sir Thomas Wyatt, the Elder (1503-1542), was a pioneer of the English sonnet, which was a variation of th...

Deception in Geoffrey Chaucer's 'The Canon's Yeoman's Prologue and Tale'

"General Prologue" of The Canterbury Tales, is one of only two pilgrims who tells no story of his own (Conlee 36). While critic J...

San Marino, California's The Ellesmere Geoffrey Chaucer Manuscript

The illuminated first page of "The Knights Tale" can be viewed at http://www.luminarium.org/medlit/knightel.jpg. The student resea...

Medieval Concepts of Love, Sex, Marriage, and The Bible

This could be seen, for example, in the practices of the ancient Egyptians, whose culture remained stable for a long period of tim...

Book of the Three Virtues by Christine de Pizan

of women in medieval society, De Pizan wrote two of her most significant works, The Book of the City of Ladies and The Book of the...

The Urban Evolution of Paris

the Right Bank, this traditional barrier had to be extended by another structural wall in the fourteenth century (Diefendorf, 1991...

Medieval Literature and Male Role Model Challenging

theological thought (Moritz). Some of the fundamental thoughts within the texts maintained that women should be kept meek and subm...

English Families During the Middle Ages

Protective Services on her. Spanking or any other type of corporeal discipline is frowned upon by most child experts. And when a w...

Linkage Between Chapter Ten of Religion and the Decline of Magic by Keith Thomas and 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight'

seventeenth century in his impressive text of nearly 800 pages entitled, Religion and the Decline of Magic. Thomas demonstrated h...

Medieval Character Model Representation of The Song of Roland

But, we find that this is only a trick. It was such realities as these that often led the Crusades against other nations. Of cours...

Comparative Analysis of the Redcrosse Knight and Sir Gawain

this obvious beast and takes the challenge, severing the Green Knights head, who merely picks up his head, and informs Gawain that...

The Lais of Marie de France and Erbyggia Saga

In five pages this research paper considers the role of women in Medieval society as depicted within these literary works. Three ...

Mosaics of the Middle AGes

illiterate public, this information was scrupulously made visible on walls or the ceilings of sanctuary buildings. One spectacu...