from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. The period of time in Europe between the decline of the Roman Empire and the revival of letters (the Renaissance) or, according to Henry Hallam, the period beginning with the sixth and ending with the fifteenth century.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. the period of time intervening between the decline of the Roman Empire and the revival of letters. Hallam regards it as beginning with the sixth and ending with the fifteenth century.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
Sorry, no etymologies found.
She says: I love the term Middle Ages - it has such a wealth of fascinating and exotic connotations - to me anyway!
The best modern judges are agreed that the term Middle Ages must not be given
What we call the Middle Ages would continue for about another 500 years.
In Europe, particularly western Europe, the postclassical period is commonly called the Middle Ages (Lat.,
Further details and complete contents of all volumes can be found at their web site, where they also offer back issues of another journal, now defunct, called Teaching the Middle Ages aka TMA.
When I published my book, I was asked to include much more background than I had, because the press wanted to market the book as broadly as they could given that it was an academic monograph about the Middle Ages, that is.
In Germany, which in the Middle Ages was the most prosperous country in Europe, extravagance and luxury grew at an alarming pace towards the end of the fifteenth century.
Also, the Middle Ages is a wide span of time, and there were times and places where the peasantry would undoubtedly have been downtrodden and ignorant.
The Dark Ages were really part of what historians call the Middle Ages, says Whalen.
The language of Plato or even of Aristotle is but slightly removed from that of common life, and was introduced naturally by a series of thinkers: the language of the scholastic logic has become technical to us, but in the Middle Ages was the vernacular Latin of priests and students.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.