Philology

Medieval England: History, Society and the Old English Language #1

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Welcome back to round two of my Medieval England Short Series!

This time I will go a little bit further back in time to Anglo-Saxon England. I will tell you some more about the history, society and the Old English language from roughly 450-1100 AD, starting with the Anglo-Saxon invasion and ending with the battle of Hastings.

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Philology

Medieval England: Language, society and The Canterbury Tales #6

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Hello and welcome to the last part of this short series about Medieval England from 1066 to give or take 1500 CE.
This time I would like to spend some time on the following subjects:

  • Medieval methods of instruction
    • Scholasticism
    • Exemplum
    • Allegory
  • Meanings of a Medieval text
  • Auctoritas

Again I want to give a shout out to my tutors who provided most of the information. Other sources are mentioned in the text and when there’s a useful website I’ll put in the link.

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Medieval England: Language, society and The Canterbury Tales #5

Philo ME

Hello and welcome to another part of the series about Medieval England.
This timeĀ  I would like to spend some time on the following subjects:

  • Medieval schools
    • Mendicant schools
    • Monastic schools
    • Cathedral schools
    • Pecia system
  • The 7 liberal arts
    • trivium and quadrivium

As usual I have my tutors to thank for providing a lot of information and a book: The medieval world complete, edited by Robert Barlett. Other sources will be mentioned in the text and if I find a useful website I’ll give you the link.

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Philology

Medieval England: Language, society and The Canterbury Tales #1

Philo ME

Hello and welcome to the first post in this Philology sub-category!
It has been 6 weeks since I first came into contact with this amazing thing called: Philology. I must confess, I think I’m in love!
However this post will not be about me drooling over this amazing thing.
This post will be about what I’ve learned during these last 6 weeks about Medieval England from roughly 1100 – 1500 CE. This includes the following topics:

  • Periodization
  • Middle English Language
    • vocabulary
    • grammar
  • Society
    • Three estates
    • Religion
    • Medieval writing
  • The Canterbury Tales
    • Geoffrey Chaucer
    • Chaucer’s language and versification
    • Physiology and imagery

I will discuss all the things above but, especially for you I’ll not post it all at once but rather in three different post.
This will be a series about Medieval England!

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