Romantic Medievalism: History and the Romantic Literary Ideal

Romantic Medievalism: History and the Romantic Literary Ideal

by Elizabeth Fay
     
 

The Romantic period was characterized by a new historical self-consciousness in which history, and in particular the medieval, became an important screen for comprehending the present. Recent Scholarship has proposed contending theories for understanding how the historical is used to symbolize the political in the period. Romantic Medievalism takes an

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The Romantic period was characterized by a new historical self-consciousness in which history, and in particular the medieval, became an important screen for comprehending the present. Recent Scholarship has proposed contending theories for understanding how the historical is used to symbolize the political in the period. Romantic Medievalism takes an original position in proposing a critical difference in how the medieval was used to interpret the present, arguing that, where as the conservative writers identified with the knight of romance, radical writers identified with the troubadour of the courtly love lyric.

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ISBN-13:
9780333970072
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
241
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1560L (what's this?)

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