New Resource: Introducing Medieval Christianity

This site is a pilot version of a resource designed to introduce students to some key concepts in medieval Christianity. The goal is to provide short articles and other resources which will help undergraduates in their study of medieval culture and literature. In studying medieval literature, students are likely to come across Christian ideas, terminology, and ways of thinking which are unfamiliar to them, and the aim here is to provide a range of accessible introductory resources to enrich their study of this period.

So far, the website has a number of interesting articles concerning key concepts in medieval Christianity such as those relating to Art and Architecture (Light and Colour in Medieval Christianity, Medieval Annunciation Symbolism and The Sensory Experience of Visiting a Medieval Shrine).

On the website you can find lots of valuable resources, including a glossary of key terms, lists of external resources, and more!


Published by Roisin Astell

Roisin Astell received a First Class Honours in History of Art at the University of York (2014), under the supervision of Dr Emanuele Lugli. After spending a year learning French in Paris, Roisin then completed an MSt. in Medieval Studies at the University of Oxford (2016), where she was supervised by Professor Gervase Rosser and Professor Martin Kauffmann. In 2017, Roisin was awarded a CHASE AHRC studentship as a doctoral candidate at the University of Kent’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, under the supervision of Dr Emily Guerry.

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