7 search results for “middle ages” in the Public website
Discantare Super Planum Cantum- New Approaches to Vocal Polyphonic Improvisation 1300-1470
Today’s performances of medieval polyphony have a lot in common with those of other ‘classical’ or ‘early’ music. Ensembles perform pieces written by known or lesser known composers, which the listener can revisit by listening to recordings or reading a score.
Josephine van den Bent
Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Markets and ports in perspective
A comparative study on the spatial origin and development of towns in the northern Netherlands, 700-1400.
Mobility of Ideas and Transmission of Texts. Vernacular Literature and Learning in the Rhineland and the Low Countries (ca. 1300-1550)
The programme focuses on the medieval dynamics of intellectual life in the Rhineland and the Low countries, nowadays divided over five countries (Switzerland, France, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands) but one cultural region in the later Middle Ages.
The early Middle Ages a ‘golden age for the elderly’? Not quite!
According to a number of British historians, the elderly had a particularly high status in the early Middle Ages. A new book by Leiden cultural historian Thijs Porck sheds a different light on the matter: elderly people had to earn that respect first, and old age was often described in negative terms
Leiden University digitises 80,000 pages of medieval manuscripts
Leiden University Libraries and Brill publishing house have digitised one of the University's top collections. The collection is now available as an online publication: Codices Vossiani Latini Online.
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