Academic Medievalism and Nationalism

Title: Academic Medievalism and Nationalism
Format: Chapter
Publication Date: 2016
Published In: The Cambridge Companion to Medievalism

Medievalism - the creative interpretation or recreation of the European Middle Ages - has had a major presence in the cultural memory of the modern West, and has grown in scale to become a global phenomenon. This essay surveys the nationalist tradition in the reception of medieval culture among amateurs, dilettantes, enthusiasts, and antiquaries to full-time academic scholars. 


"Academic Medievalism and Nationalism." In: The Cambridge Companion to Medievalism, ed. L. D'Arcens. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 2016. 119-134.

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