Culture of the Middle Ages

Serena Mills and Sarah Hymer

Basic Culture


Art and Artists

Book, Manuscript and Printing History


Literature & Poetry




Life in the Middle Ages

Middle Ages Art

Most artists would paint on architecture, churches, and walls.
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Middle Age Music

Tylman Susato, Hilegard von Bingen, Moniot d'Arras are some important musicians of the middle ages. Fine arts influenced many things in the middle ages.

Literature and Poetry

Romance of the Rose
William of Lorris, John of Meun
13th Century

Woman should gather roses ere
Time's ceaseless foot o'ertaketh her,
For if too long she make delay,
Her chance of love may pass away,
And well it is she seek it while
Health, strength, and youth around her smile.
To pluck the fruits of love in youth
Is each wise woman's rule forsooth,
For when age creepeth o'er us, hence
Co also the sweet joys of sense,
And ill doth she her days employ
Who lets life pass without love's joy.
And if my counsel she.despise,
Not knowing how 'tis just and wise,
Too late, alas! will she repent
When age is come, and beauty spent.

Middle Ages Education

Only wealthy boys could go to school. The boys wrote on chalkboards and books were scarce and rare. Girls would not go to school because they were not allowed, and most students could not even make it through elementary school. School was an optional thing.

Middle Ages Religeon

Essential Questions

1. what were the most important factors leading to the dramatic increase in the population during the middle ages?

2. what are important characteristics of medieval cities? How did the people live?


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