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Alexander, Michael, 1941–

Medievalism : the Middle Ages in modern England / Michael Alexander.

New Haven : Yale University Press, c2007.
Physical Description:
xxviii, 306 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Reference Library
DA110 .A44 2007 (LC)
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Related Content:
Table of contents only
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Subject Terms:
Civilization, Medieval, in art.
Civilization, Medieval, in literature.
Gothic revival (Architecture) -- Great Britain.
Gothic revival (Literature) -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Intellectual life.
Medievalism -- Great Britain -- History.

  • Introduction : Contrast, medievalism, periodisation
  • The advent of the Goths : the medieval in the 1760s
  • Augustan to romantic revival, Percy
  • Chivalry, romances and revival : Chaucer chez Scott : the lay of the last minstrel and Ivanhoe
  • Romances and comparisons : dim religious lights
  • The lay, 'Christabel' and 'The eve of St Agnes'
  • The Pugin of contrasts
  • Back to the future in the 1840s : Carlyle, Ruskin, Sybil, Newman
  • The death of Arthur was the favourite volume : Malory, Digby, Tennyson, Rossettis, Morris
  • History, the revival, and the PRB
  • Westminster, Ivanhoe, medieval texts, the PRB
  • History and legend : Tennyson, Ford Madox Brown
  • 'Work,' the common weal, 'the windhover'
  • Among the lilies and the weeds : Hopkins, Whistler, Burne-Jones, Beardsley
  • I have seen a white horse : Chesterton, Yeats, Ford, Pound
  • Modernist medievalism : Eliot, Pound, Jones
  • Modern Christendom : Waugh, Auden, Inklings, Hill.