I need to know everything about medieval times and old english

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  1. Sarah

    Sarah New Member

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    Because im writting a book about these people adn elves who travelth rough 3 different time periods which includes the middle ages so i have to learn all about it. I am doing research aand am trying to get as much info as possible so if any of you know much bout it please tell me

    P.S. Does anyone here know how to speak old or middle english?

    :penguin:
     
  2. Lady_of_Shalott

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    Re: I need to know evreything about medieval times and old english

    Well Sarah, I think if we're going to help, you need to be a tad more specific. What exactly about medieval times do you need to know?

    I don't speak middle Enlgish, but I can read it. I read this great anthology of middle English poems. I was a great way to be introduced to the language.
     
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    Re: I need to know evreything about medieval times and old english

    Sarah,

    It would be best to search for a book. We cannot describe the Midieval Period without going into great detail, spending time typing huge amounts. Plus it would take up to much space. So, try finding a book or ask specific questions. K, if you are serious about writing a book, it would take most of your time, so you would have to get books, we cannot tell you.

    Sorry if I sound mean, I didn't mean to,

    Gavaha
     
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    Re: I need to know evreything about medieval times and old english

    I also would like to ask if we are going to help you are you going to quote us and give us the credit for helping you or take it all yourself?
     
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    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    Re: I need to know evreything about medieval times and old english

    is it about the byzantine period?
     
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    Re: I need to know evreything about medieval times and old english

    there are so many areas and styles and things, yu need to be more specific
     
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    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    Re: I need to know evreything about medieval times and old english

    yes the middle ages are quite a vast period
     
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    Re: I need to know evreything about medieval times and old english

    Yes definitely. Roughly 500 years. But If you need to know anything specifc about Scotland in the Middle Ages, let me know. I'm doing a large research project on it for history class and would be glad to pass on any information.
     
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    byzantine warrior Autokratos Konstantinou

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    Re: I need to know evreything about medieval times and old english

    if you need byzantium im your Man!
     
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    Re: I need to know evreything about medieval times and old english

    I am studying Italy, England and Ireland in the 1450's if you need help there
     
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    Re: I need to know evreything about medieval times and old english

    sorry, when was the middle ages? after the dark ages?
     
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    Re: I need to know evreything about medieval times and old english

    midddle english sounds like a load of old german and stuff, you can probly get the canterbury tales from the library in old english, its kindof barely understandable
     
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    Re: I need to know evreything about medieval times and old english

    midddle english sounds like a load of old german and stuff, you can probly get the canterbury tales from the library in old english, its kindof barely understandable, like think shakespeare weird then multiply by 10.
     
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    Re: I need to know evreything about medieval times and old english

    Sarah, check out the book The Year 1000: What Life Was Like At The Turn Of the First Millienium by Robert Lacey.

    Also, check out www.regia.com
     
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    Re: I need to know evreything about medieval times and old english

    Old English is a German-based language. It originated in England when the Angles, Saxons, and Jutes invaded it. The Angles and the Saxons intermarried, and Anglo-Saxon, or Old English, was born. It includes German characters, such as Thorn, Eth, AE, and OE. No one currently speaks it.
    The Middle Ages was the Dark Ages or the Midieval times. Each of these terms describes the same thing. The only nation was Rome, and the only religion was Catholocism. It followed the Age of the Apostles, and it was followed by the Renaissance. It was between the years one hundred and one thousand five hundred. The Black Plague occured during this time. There was no free flow of information, which is why it is known as the Dark Ages.
     
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    Re: I need to know evreything about medieval times and old english

    The Middle Ages ended with the fall of Rome. Everything was unified under it, and when it fell, the world as they knew it was thrown into chaos. No one really had time or ability to write and concentrate on the arts, as the Romans did, because everything was well protected.

    But at this point, people were lucky to die without a piece of steel in their abdomen. No one really knows much about it, which is why it's called the Dark Ages.

    I think she's gone, but if anyone else needs help with Medieval warfare, I'm your man :D
     
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    If you are after a grasp of middle and old english there are three sources i suggest you try.

    1. The aforementioned Canterbury Tales, though mind that you have acopy of both the classic text and a translation. This will make the task infintiely more simple.

    2. The Eddas or Elder Edda, if you can gain a grasp of the old icelandic then grasping old english will be easier.

    3. the appendix of The Lord of the Rings, the section on elvish is vastly similar to odl english and will help with pronounciation.

    beyond this there are many texts and their trabnslations that would eb of use: The Morte d'arthur, The anglo-saxon chronicle and the doemsday book (though not all of these texts in their orginal language are availible outside of the UK).
     
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