Medievalism: The Middle Ages in Modern England (Paperback)

The Middle Ages in Modern England

By Michael Alexander

Yale University Press, 9780300227307, 312pp.

Publication Date: May 9, 2017

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Description

Now reissued in an updated paperback edition, this groundbreaking account of the Medieval Revival movement examines the ways in which the style of the medieval period was re-established in post-Enlightenment England--from Walpole and Scott, Pugin, Ruskin, and Tennyson to Pound, Tolkien, and Rowling.

"Medievalism . . . takes a panoramic view of the 'recovery' of the Medieval in English literature, visual arts and culture. . . . Ambitious, sweeping, sometimes idiosyncratic, but always interesting."--Rosemary Ashton, Times Literary Supplement

"Deeply researched and stylishly written, Medievalism is an unalloyed delight that will instruct and amuse a wide readership."--Edward Short, Books & Culture


About the Author

Michael Alexander held the chair of English at St. Andrews University. His many books include A History of English Literature and Reading Shakespeare.
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