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The Middle Ages in the Modern World: Twenty-first century perspectives

Bettina Bildhauer and Chris Jones


The Middle Ages continue to provide an important touchstone for the way the modern West presents itself and its relationship with the rest of the globe. This volume brings together leading scholars of literature and history, together with musicians, novelists, librarians and museum curators in order to present exciting, up-to-date perspectives on how and why the Middle Ages continue to matter in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Presented here, their essays represent a unique dialogue between scholars and practitioners of ‘medievalism’. Framed by an introductory essay on the broad hist ... More

Keywords: medievalism, Middle Ages, reception, periodisation, modernity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780197266144
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266144.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bettina Bildhauer, editor
Lecturer in German, University of St Andrews

Chris Jones, editor
Senior Lecturer, School of English, University of St Andrews

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Bettina Bildhauer and Chris Jones

Part I Medievalism in politics and histories

Part II Practising medievalism

5 ‘Adventure? What Is That?’ On Iwein

Felicitas Hoppe, translated by Katy Derbyshire1

Part III Medievalism in literature and culture

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