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Medieval imagery in today's politics

Author: Daniel Wollenberg
Publisher: [Leeds] : Arc Humanities Press, [2018]
Series: Past imperfect (ARC Humanities Press)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Though the "medieval" is often deployed as a stigmatic symbol of all that is retrograde, against modernity, and barbaric, the medieval is increasingly being sought as a bedrock of tradition, heritage, and identity, especially by writers and politicians on the far right. Both characterizations - the medieval as violent other and the medieval as vital foundation - are mined and studied in this book. Daniel Wollenberg  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Wollenberg
ISBN: 1942401418 9781942401414
OCLC Number: 1052541501
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Getting political --
Extremes : the Middle Ages on the fringe --
Inheritance, roots, traditions : discovering medieval origins --
Anxious returns : the new feudalism and new medievalism --
Postscript. The eternal return of the medieval.
Series Title: Past imperfect (ARC Humanities Press)
Responsibility: Daniel Wollenberg.

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Daniel Wollenberg examines how and why the medieval past is manipulated and deployed as a means to certain political ends today, especially by writers and politicians on the far right.  Read more...

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"[A] lively, authoritative, thorough, persuasive, and insightful study of the ways in which the medieval has come to be exploited in the service of modern political movements." -- Andrew Elliott * Read more...

 
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