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- 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.
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- 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.
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- n. the period of history between classical antiquity and the Italian Renaissance
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The title recurs constantly in the early Middle Ages
In the Middle Ages the Church founded religious orders which bound themselves by vow to the redemption of captives; the Trinitarians, or
In the Middle Ages the prothonotaries were very high papal officials, and were often raised directly from this office to the cardinalate.
The sanctuary lands on Saint Island were known in the Middle Ages as
BONAVENTURE and others of the Middle Ages depend chiefly upon the
Realism and Nominalism from the early Middle Ages directed much attention to the theory of knowledge and the problem of the origin of ideas.
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In the Middle Ages it was an autocephalous archdiocese, originally dependent on Cyzicus.
The long-protracted process of division and adjustment which led up to the comparatively stable and well-defined ownership of church property in the later Middle Ages was also, as might be expected, fertile in abuses.