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Medievalism : a critical history

Author: David Matthews
Publisher: Cambridge : D.S. Brewer, 2015.
Series: Medievalism (Series), v. 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The field known as 'medievalism studies' concerns the life of the Middle Ages after the Middle Ages. Originating some thirty years ago, it examines reinventions and reworkings of the medieval from the Reformation to postmodernity, from Bale and Leland to HBO's Game of Thrones. But what exactly is it? An offshoot of medieval studies? A version of reception studies? Or a new form of cultural studies? Can such a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Matthews
ISBN: 9781843843924 1843843927
OCLC Number: 900924506
Description: xiv, 211 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Taxonomies. How many Middle Ages? --
Time, space, self, society. "Welcome to the current Middle Ages" : asynchronous medievalism --
This way to the Middle Ages : the spaces of medievalism --
On being medieval : medievalist selves and societies --
History and discipline. Wemmick's castle : the limits of medievalism --
Realism in the crypt : the reach of medievalism --
Conclusion. Against a synthesis : medievalism, cultural studies, and antidisciplinarity.
Series Title: Medievalism (Series), v. 6.
Responsibility: David Matthews.

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