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Refers to the period beginning in the Christianized Roman Empire in the fifth century and lasting until the Renaissance, which began in the 13th to the 15th century CE, depending upon which country is being discussed. The variety of styles that developed during the Medieval period are generally characterized by an evolution of the Greco-Roman tradition to incorporate Christian themes, the energetic spirit of the Celtic and Germanic peoples, and the thriving new towns populated by free men.



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  • 中世紀 [zh]
  • middeleeuws [nl]
  • Mediæval [en]
  • zhōng shì jì [zh]
  • zhong shi ji [zh]
  • chung shih chi [zh]
  • Mediaeval [en]
  • Middle Ages (Medieval period) [en]
  • Medieval European [en]
  • Medium Aevum [la]