Medievalism

Medievalism is the system of belief and practice characteristic of the Middle Ages, or devotion to elements of that period, which has been expressed in areas such as architecture, literature, music, art, philosophy, scholarship, and various vehicles of popular culture. Since the eighteenth century, a variety of movements have used the medieval period as a model or inspiration for creative activity, including Romanticism, the Gothic revival, the Pre-Raphaelite and arts and crafts movements and neo-medievalism (a term often used interchangeably with medievalism). The words "medievalism" and "Med ...more

Beowulf
Le Morte d'Arthur: King Arthur and the Legends of the Round Table
From Memory to Written Record: England 1066 - 1307
The History of the Kings of Britain
The Name of the Rose
The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages
The Major Works
The Consolation of Philosophy
Arthurian Romances
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
The Christian Philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas
A Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire, #1)
Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages
Confessions
The Wake

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