Medievalism And The Quest For The Real Middle Ages

Medievalism And The Quest For The Real Middle Ages

by Clare A. Simmons
     
 

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Medievalism, the later reception of the Middle Ages, has been used by many writers, not just during the Victorian period but from the Renaissance to the present, as a means of commenting on their own societies and systems of values. Until recently, this self-interest was used to distinguish between Medievalism, a selective, often romanticised, view of the past, and

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Medievalism, the later reception of the Middle Ages, has been used by many writers, not just during the Victorian period but from the Renaissance to the present, as a means of commenting on their own societies and systems of values. Until recently, this self-interest was used to distinguish between Medievalism, a selective, often romanticised, view of the past, and medieval studies, with its quest for an authentic Middle Ages. The essays in this collection suggest that the search for knowledge of a "real" Middle Ages has always been a problematic one, and that the vitality of the vision of Medievalism is demonstrated by its constant adaption to current concerns.

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ISBN-13:
9780714651453
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/16/2005
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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