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Reinventing the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: Constructions of the Medieval and Early Modern Periods

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Reinventing the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: Constructions of the Medieval and Early Modern Periods - Gentrup, William F (Editor), and Gentrup, W F (Editor)
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The fourteen essays presented in this volume contribute substantially to the study of the reinvention of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. They take an historicized approach to constructions of the past, and most address the relatively new field of Medievalism. All of them focus on how and why the present of any period uses the past to promote its own opinions, beliefs, doctrines or views. In particular, the volume demonstrates that reinventions of past eras or figures can be motivated by a nationalistic desire to create ...

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Reinventing the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: Constructions of the Medieval and Early Modern Periods 1998, Brepols Publishers, Turnhout

ISBN-13: 9782503508047

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