Medievalism in the Modern World: Essays in Honour of Leslie J. Workman
This interdisciplinary collection of essays from leading scholars in Europe, North America, and Australia examine the phenomenon of medievalism from the perspective of history, politics, scholarship, art, and literature.
The twenty-six essays in this volume examine the process of creating the Middle Ages. In doing so, they honour Leslie Workman, who has led the revival of the study of medievalism in the past two generations, and leads this sub-discipline towards the comprehensiveness that Lord Acton as early as 1859 had promised: ´Two great principles divide the world, and contend for the mastery: antiquity and the Middle Ages. These are the two civilizations that have preceded us, the two elements of which ours is composed. All political as well as religious questions reduce themselves practically to this. This is the great dualism that runs through our society.` While using different approaches and discussing topics in a variety of specialised fields, the contributions clearly centre on negotiating the reception of medieval culture in the Early Modern, Modern and Contemporary periods, thus presenting a broad and representative picture of current research in medievalism.--From the publisher.
Medievalism; Middle Ages -- Historiography; Medievalism in literature;
Department of Languages and Literatures
xiv, 452 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Utz, Richard; Shippey, T. A.; and Workman, Leslie J., "Medievalism in the Modern World: Essays in Honour of Leslie J. Workman" (1998). Faculty Book Gallery. 329.