Medievalism: The Middle Ages in Modern England

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Yale University Press, 1 sty 2007 - 306
The style of the medieval period, which flows through the bloodstream of western culture, was vigorously re-established in post-Enlightenment England. This one-volume history of the Medieval Revival is the first coherent account of it, especially those aspects that are expressed and reflected in literature. The book focuses on the period 1760 to 1971, with an Epilogue on the reverberations of medievalism in the present day.
The rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster, after its destruction by fire in 1834, re-established Gothic as the national style. But medieval imitation manifests itself wherever one cares to look: in literature, architecture, the applied arts, religion, politics, and even Hollywood. In this skilled dissection of the components of this pervasive cultural movement, Michael Alexander rejects the idea that medievalism was confined to the Victorian period, and overturns the suspicion that it is by its nature escapist.
 

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A study of the "Medieval Revival" in England beginning with the rise of gothic literature in the 1760s and extending well into the twentieth century (encompassing art, architecture, literature, printing, &c.). Well made and beautifully illustrated. Przeczytaj pełną recenzję

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chapter 1 The Advent of the Goths the medieval in the 1760s
1
the lay of the last minstrel and ivanhoe
23
chapter 3 Dim Religious Lights the lay christabel and the eve of st agnes
47
chapter 4 Residences for the Poor the pugin of contrasts
60
chapter 5 Back to the Future in the 1840s carlyle ruskin sybil newman
76
chapter 6 The Death of Arthur was the Favourite Volume malory into tennyson
98
chapter 7 History the Revival and the PRB westminster ivanhoe visions and revisions
118
chapter 8 History and Legend the subjects of poetry and painting
137
chapter 10 Among the Lilies and the Weeds hopkins whistler burnejones beardsley
173
chapter 11 I Have Seen A White Horse chesterton yeats ford pound
188
chapter 12 Modernist Medievalism eliot pound jones
203
chapter 13 Twentiethcentury Christendom waugh auden inklings hill
221
epilogue Riding through the glen
239
Notes
247
Bibliography
262
Index
266

chapter 9 The Working Men and the Common Good madox brown maurice morris hopkins
149

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Michael Alexander was professor of English, St. Andrews University. Among his publications are translations and editions of Old and Middle English literature, and A History of English Literature.

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