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A Century of British Medieval Studies$
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Alan Deyermond

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780197263952

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197263952.001.0001

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(p.736) (p.737) Epilogue
A Century of British Medieval Studies

Alan Deyermond

British Academy

This chapter comments on the accomplishments and future prospects of medieval studies in Great Britain. It highlights the intellectual power, range and originality of British medievalists of the twentieth century and stresses the need to expand the scope of medieval studies to include other fields such as comparative literary studies. It also discusses the problems of British medieval studies including the compartmentalization of medievalist institutions and the publication of medievalist monograph series devoted to history, or to language and literature, or to other narrower areas.

Keywords:   medieval studies, Great Britain, British medievalists, comparative literary studies, monograph series, history, language, literature

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