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Medievalism : the Middle Ages in modern England

Author: Michael Alexander
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The style of the medieval period, which inhabits the bloodstream of western culture, was vigorously re-established in post-Enlightenment England. This one-volume history of the Medieval Revival as a whole is the first coherent account of its social, political, religious, architectural and artistic aspects, especially as these are expressed and reflected in literature. Its focus is on the period 1760 to 1971, with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Alexander
ISBN: 0300110618 9780300110616
OCLC Number: 1004797704
Description: xxviii, 306 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The advent of the Goths : the medieval in the 1760s --
Chivalry, romances and revival : Chaucer into Scott : The lay of the last minstrel and Ivanhoe --
Dim religious lights --
The lay, Christabel and 'The eve of St Agnes' --
'Residences for the poor' : the Pugin of Contrasts --
Back to the future in the 1840s : Carlyle, Ruskin, Sybil, Newman --
'The death of Arthur was the favourite volume' : Malory into Tennyson --
History, the revival and the PRB --
Westminster, Ivanhoe, visions and revisions --
History and legend : the subjects of poetry and painting --
The working men and the common good : Madox Brown, Maurice, Morris, Hopkins --
Among the lilies and the weeds : Hopkins, Whistler, Burne-Jones, Beardsley --
'I have seen --
a white horse' : Chesterton, Yeats, Ford, Pound --
Modernist medievalism : Eliot, Pound, Jones --
Twentieth-century Christendom : Waugh, Auden, Inklings, Hill --
Epilogue : 'riding through the glen.'
Responsibility: Michael Alexander.
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"The style of the medieval period, which inhabits the bloodstream of western culture, was vigorously re-established in post-Enlightenment England. This one-volume history of the Medieval Revival as a whole is the first coherent account of its social, political, religious, architectural and artistic aspects, especially as these are expressed and reflected in literature. Its focus is on the period 1760 to 1971, with an Epilogue on the reverberations of medievalism in the present day."--Jacket.

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