Humanities Chapter 9/10
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Upon what earlier model did Charlemagne base his administration and decrees?
Who was the most important scholar of his day (anAnglo-Saxon) at Aachen?
a. Alcuin of York
Who was the author of the most famous “Rule” in western monasticism?
Saint Benedict of Nursia
What was the Divine Office?
a. Periods of Worship
What type of chant was named Pope Gregory the Great and became the predominant type of music in Roman Catholic churches during the early middle ages?
a. Gregorian Chant
What is melisma?
a. An intricate series of musical notes sung on the vowel sound of a final syllable.
Who supported the fourteenth-century cycle of plays popular on feast day festivals during the Middle Ages?
a. Craft and merchant guilds
Who wrote The Conversion of the Harlot Thais?
What is the importance of Theophilus in the history literary themes?
a. It introduces the Faustian theme
What was the primary purposes of a reliquary?
a. It served as a repository for sacred objects
What is the oldest and most famous chanson de geste or chanson d’histoire?
a. The song of Roland
Who were the jongleurs?
a. Travelling minstrels
What was the principle material used for writing in the Middle Ages?
What was Carolingian minuscule?
a. A form of calligraphy
In what town did Charlemagne build his palace and royal chapel?
Form c. 1150 to 1300, what city was the intellectual and cultural center of Western civilizantion?
For what contribution is Abbot Suger most famous?
a. He introduced the major features which defined Gothic architecture
Which medieval cathedral is famous for its 173 stained glass windows?
What was the functional purpose of the Gothic gargoyles?
a. To funnel rainwater off the roofs
Who was Villard de Honnecourt?
a. He was a architect and engineer
Who invented the system of musical notation that we use today?
a. Guido di Arezzo
Which are the universities in Eroupe that have theirroots in the Middle Ages?
a. University of Bologna, The university of Paris, Oxford and Cambridge
Who was the most famous teacher at the University of Paris in the early 1100’s
a. Peter Abelard
What was the original meaning of the term universitas?
Who was the patron saint of wandering scholars?
a. Saint Golias
Who was the most famous teacher of ‘Golden Age of the University of Paris”?
a. Thomas Aquinas
What was the subject of maimonides’ Guide for the Perplexed?
a. The reconciliation of Greek philosophy with Hebrew scripture
Why did Saint Francis of Assisi drop out of society and begin to lead a life of self-denial?
a. Because of his revelations when he was a prisoner of war
What was the greatest work of fiction (literature) of the late middle ages?
a. The Divine Comedy
Who was Dante’s guide for the first two parts of his journey?
Humanities Chapter 9/10
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