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English 1302 - Crabb, Tommye: Medieval Topics/Themes: Home

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This LibGuide will help you through the process of research for your essay/paper.

1. Define Topic: What do you know? Verify with Background Info.

2. Devise Strategy: What do you want to find out? List keywords.

3. Search Sources: Look at Books, Articles, etc.  Your goal: Relevent and Reliable Info.


EVALUATE what you're doing: Change your keywords/database; Are you finding appropriate items?  

Codes of Chivalry


Middle Ages Timeline

Medieval Topics for perusal



Architecture                                                                       7 Deadly Sins     

Cathedrals                                                                          The Black Death

Music                                                                                    Pilgrimages to Jerusalem

Clothing                                                                               Stonehenge

Guilds                                                                                   Druidism

Courtly Love                                                                       Codes of Chivalry

Symbols (color, animals, numbers)                          Any Arthurian Character  (King Arthur, Lancelot, etc.)

Bibal Translations                                                             Canterbury Tales

Astrology                                                                             Drama (Mystery, Morality, Miracle Plays)

Funeral Customs                                                              Decameron

Knights Training                                                                                Ballads

Warfare Techniques                                                       Guinivere

Social Pastimes/Customs                                              Gawain

Medical Techniques                                                        Song of Roland

Roles of Women                                                              Romances

Education                                                                            Ivanho

Rise of Universities                                                         Charlemange

Monasteries, Duties of Monks                                   Knight’s Templer

Humors                                                                      Monarch (any King will do)

Hierarchival system of animals/plants    









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