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Studies in Medievalism XI: 11: Appropriating the Middle Ages: Scholarship, Politics, Fraud

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Studies in Medievalism XI: 11: Appropriating the Middle Ages: Scholarship, Politics, Fraud - Shippey, Tom (Editor), and Arnold (Associate Editor), Martin (Editor)
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The middle ages remain a prize to be fought for and a territory to control. From early modern times rulers and politicians have sought to ground their legitimacy in ancient tradition - which they have often invented or rewritten for their own purposes. This issue of Studies in Medievalism presents a number of such cases, ranging from the rewriting of Mozart, and Merovingian history, for the King of Bavaria, to the anglicization of the medieval Welsh Mabinogion by the wife of an English ironmaster. Other articles consider ...

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Studies in Medievalism XI: 11: Appropriating the Middle Ages: Scholarship, Politics, Fraud 2001, D.S. Brewer, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780859916264

Hardcover