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British Literature ~ The Medieval Period II

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British Literature ~ The Medieval Period
Who Were the Main Authors?
Caedmon (657 - 680)
- first-known English poet
- "The Dream of the Holy Rood"
Thomas Aquinas (1227 - 1274)
- "Compendium of Theology"
Geoffrey Chaucer (1343 - 1400)
- 'Father of English Literature'
-The Canterbury Tales
Sir Thomas Mallory (1405 - 1471)
- Le Morte D’Arthur
John Gower (1330 - 1408)
- Confessio Amantis
William Longland (1332 - 1386)
- The Vision of Piers Plowman
What was the Impact of the Medieval Period on British Literature?
French and classical influences
The late 11th century French invasion of England blended French and Anglo-Saxon language and culture
A new English language began to spread in both oral and written literature
Medieval literature was written in English for the first time
Literature was open to many social classes
Stories centered on legends, classical myths, saints, and chivalry
Enormous religious impact
Different types of medieval literature:
Chivalrous literature
Religious literature

What Were Well-Known Literary Works During this Time?
- the oldest British epic to date that follows the life of a 6th century Scandinavian warrior
La Chanson de Roland
- a national French epic that tells the story of Charlemagne's defeat in the Pyrenees in 1778
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
- tells the story of King Arthur's knight who accepts a challenge that threatens his honor
Le Morte D'Arthur
- a famous epic about King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, and the Knights of the Round Table
What Were Some Famous Styles and Works of Art?
Religious art increased during the Middle Ages and was often represented through many different types of art.
Styles of Art-Illuminated Manuscripts, Metalwork, Silversmiths and Goldsmiths, Paintings, Fresco, Panel Painting, Embroidery, Ceramics, Mosaics, Tessara, Sculptures, Stained Glass, and Heraldry.
Famous Artists- Donatello, Giotto di Bondone, Leon Battista Alberti, Cimabue, Fra Angelico, and Lorenzo Ghiberti.
"The word 'medieval' has negative connotations. It is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as meaning 'of the Middle Ages' but also as 'old fashioned'. According to the Urban Dictionary, 'Get medieval' as used in Quentin Tarantino's film Pulp Fiction, means 'to physically torture or injure someone by means of archaic methods

~Positively Medieval ~ Article

~ Medieval Art and Literature ~
Medieval Literature Video

Literature Website



The Famous Donatello

~The Middle Ages had a lot more to it~
Middle Ages Video

~ Everything Medieval ~

Types of Art & Famous Artists
Illuminated Manuscripts
Panel Painting
Gothic Sculptures
Stained Glass
The Virgin and Child with Saints and Allegorical Figures- Giotto
St. George and the Dragon-Donatello
Malasta temple-
Leon Battista
Mosaic in Pisa Cathedral- Cimbaue
Annunciation-Fra Angelico
Gates of Paradise- Lorenzo Ghiberti
Main Themes in Medieval British Literature
Bayeaux Tapestry
Leon Battista Alberti
Filippo Brunelleschi
Lorenzo Ghiberti
Hidegard of Bingen
Origin of the Art
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