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Romantic Medievalism: History and the Romantic Literary Ideal
     

Romantic Medievalism: History and the Romantic Literary Ideal

by E. Fay
 
Nineteenth century medievalism is usually associated with Scott's world of Ivanhoe , but Romantic Medievalism argues that Scott's is a conservative use of the past and that radical poets such as the young Coleridge, Keats and Shelley used the medieval to critique and change, rather than validate, the present. These poets identified with the troubadour of courtly love,

Overview

Nineteenth century medievalism is usually associated with Scott's world of Ivanhoe , but Romantic Medievalism argues that Scott's is a conservative use of the past and that radical poets such as the young Coleridge, Keats and Shelley used the medieval to critique and change, rather than validate, the present. These poets identified with the troubadour of courtly love, a disempowered figure often politically at odds with the establishment figure of the knight.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780333970072
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
12/17/2001
Edition description:
2002
Pages:
241
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)
Lexile:
1560L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Fay teaches Romantic Period Literature at the University of Massachusetts, Boston.

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