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World Literature I Medieval Foster
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Fall of the Roman Empire
When did the Middle Ages begin?
Re-discovery of Greek literature and philosophy
When did the Middle Ages end?
What was the first half of the Middle ages?
Minstrels and Jongleurs
Who delivered oral traditions?
Who did the Western Europeans fight towards the end of the Dark Ages?
Muslims created these places for education that was missing in Western European culture
What type of study also came from universities?
Who recorded many tales of the oral tradition?
Idealized love songs; lais
Plays, usually seasonal festivals and at church
Drama of the church consisted of plays
the whole plan of salvation is set forth
the plan of salvation is set forth, but based on the lives of saints, especially the Virgin Mary
dramatization of a moral allegory (Everyman is an example)
Generally centered around the rivalry between the fox and the wolf
-Common characteristics with fables
Medieval poem having a framework in which the poet pictures himself falling asleep and envisioning a series of allegorical people and events
A short, comical, coarse and often cynical tale in verse
Prose tales of fiction embodying romantic and UNREAL adventures
Where was Muhammad from?
What is the Koran divided into?
Muslim's "great teacher/prophet"
Islam does not Acknowledge?
strange world, grave and solemn place, over which hangs the threat of an inevitable doom
Inner Earth of Norse mythology
Outer Earth, Evil part
What it takes to get into Asgard
The last northern country to be Christianized
Which character of Thorstein represents the focus of our excerpt?
Who intentionally struck Thorstein?
Who pressured Bjarni to prosecute Thorstein for homicide?
Thorhall and Thorvald
Who were the gossipers of Thorstein?
The only people to practice human sacrifice and head hunting
Tradition of Irish Heroic age, Deirdre starts the play with a ____?
In the story of deirdre, who has the gift of prophecy?
Who is the antagonist of the story of Deirdre?
Who does Conchubur select as guarantor of Noisiu's safe return?
The Gawain poet has also been known as ____?
Who wrote the Canterbury Tales?
Who is the host/narrator of the Prologue? (Canterbury Tales)
Piece of literature that we read that is a morality play as an allegory
The only one left at the end of Everyman
Who wrote the Divine Comedy?
Seven holy sacraments
In "The Miller's Tale," John is tricked into expecting this natural disaster.
Dante's "_____" is based quite clearly and directly on Church doctrine and practice.
Dante's guide through "Inferno" and "Purgatorio."
In "The Canterbury Tales," she is also known as Madam Eglantine.
He is Derdriu's lover.
The final canto of inferno, the figures are in what?
He is also known as the Green Knight.
Who is behind the trickery in "Sir Gawain?"
The last northern country to be Christianized.
During the Dark Ages, if a Western European wanted an education he went to a _____ university.
Thorhall and _____ are sent to punish Thorstein, but die in the process.
The first sura of the Koran. It is Arabic for "opening."
Who addresses priesthood in Everyman?
He is pressured into prosecuting Thorstein.
What it takes to get into Asgard.
"The Divine Comedy" consists of "Inferno," "Purgatorio," and "_____."
Eventually became the religious center of Islam.
Dramatization of a moral allegory: _____ play.
He is Thorstein's father.
Belief in _____ is one of the very fundamentals of the Islam.
Stories existed in the Dark Ages in the form of _____ tradition.
This Cardinal Sin is the wish for another person's loss or failure.
An Arabic term meaning "recite."
"Everyman" reaffirms the importance of the seven _____.
He is the antagonist in "The Story of Deirdre."
At first, _____ accepts the Green Knight's challenge, but he steps aside.
A student who gets "burned in the end."
A medieval poem in which the poet falls asleep and has an allegorical dream: Dream _____.
Two things lacking in a Dark Age: cultural stability and _____.
Medieval play based on the life of a saint.
She kills herself by smashing her head against a boulder.
This epic generally centered around the rivalry between the fox and the wolf.
"Thorstein the Staff- Struck" is an example of a _____.
_____ feels his presence would only hurt, not help, Everyman on his journey.
The Miller interrupts the _____ to tell his story, thus, going out of turn.
She is the first character to help Everyman prepare for his journey.
This sacrament is allegorized in "The Divine Comedy."
A church clerk who courts Alison.
The only European people to practice head hunting.
At the beginning of "Sir Gawain," King Arthur and his guests are celebrating _____.
Most tales told in the Dark Ages focused on martial prowess and _____.
During the Dark Ages, traveling _____ told stories in the Old French language.
Medieval idealized love song: _____ lyric.
Medieval tales of fiction embodying romantic and unreal adventures.
Not only is he a carpenter, he is also a cuckold.
In "Everyman," _____ would not make the journey because he stubbed his toe.
In "The Canterbury Tales," the _____ of Bath has been married several times.
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