Middle Ages

Literary/ Cultural Context Essay

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  • The Literary Encyclopedia. WORLD HISTORY AND IDEAS: A CROSS-CULTURAL VOLUME .

Introduction
Historical and Geographical Considerations
Social Structure
Literary History
Philosophical and Religious Thought
Mystical Literature
Jewish History and Literature
The End of the Middle Ages
Conclusion
Suggested Reading

Introduction

The European Middle Ages, despite its foreignness (alterity) and chronological distance from us today, exert tremendous fascination on people in the modern …

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Citation: Classen, Albrecht. "Middle Ages". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 December 2003 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=1354, accessed 29 January 2023.]

1354 Middle Ages 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.

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