Studies in Medievalism XIV
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252 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

17 b/w illus.

Series: Studies in Medievalism

Imprint: D.S.Brewer

Studies in Medievalism XIV

Correspondences: Medievalism in Scholarship and the Arts

Edited by Tom Shippey and Martin Arnold

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Articles centred on the use made by European nations of medieval texts and other artefacts to define their history and origins.
The 19th century was a time of fierce national competition for the "ownership" of medieval documents and the legitimation of national histories. This volume contains papers dealing with the attempts of French scholars to claim English documents (and vice versa), as also of disputes between Scandinavian and British scholars, and Dutch, German and Italian scholars. Regionalism is also a repeated topic, with claims made for the autonomy of Frisia within the Netherlands, and Languedoc within France. Other papers deal with the rediscovery of medieval music, with early American attempts to redirect the course of 20th century poetry by appeal to medieval precedent, and with the continuing vitality of Dante's Divina Commedia (especially the Inferno) in the light of 20th century experience.
The volume as a whole sheds new light on the whole process of appropriating history, which remains a vital and contentioustopic, both inside and outside the academic world.

CONTRIBUTORS: MARK BURDE, MAGNUS FJALLDAL, ALPITA DE JONG, ANNETTE KREUZIGER-HERR, NILS HOLGER PETERSEN, RACHEL DRESSLER, KARL FUGELS, WILLIAM QUINN, PETER CHRISTENSEN
Long-lost Letters: Francisque Michel's Contribution to the Invention of French Medieval Literary Studies - Mark Burde
A Lot of Learning is a Dang'rous Thing: The Ruthwell Cross Runes and their Icelandic Interpreters - Magnus Fjalldal
Joast Halbertsma, Jacob Grimm, and Count Carlo Ottavio Castiglioni : Nineteenth-Century Sensitivities concerning a Gothic Bible TranslationTranslation - Alpita de Jong
Imagining Medieval Music: a Short History - Annette Kreutziger-Herr
The Medievalism of Carl Maria von Weber's Euryanthe - Nils Holger Petersen
"Those effigies which belonged to the English Nation": Antiquarianism, Nationalism, and Charles Alfred Stothard's Monumental Effigies of Great BritainMonumental Effigies of Great Britain - Rachel Dressler
Commedia Images in the Neo-Gothic Age[s] -
Harriet Monroe as Queen-Critic of Chaucer and Langland [viz. Ezra Pound] - William A. Quinn
Zoë Oldenbourg, the Albigensian Crusade, and Terrorist Repression - Peter Christensen

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9781843840633

November 2005

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Title Details

252 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

17 b/w illus.

Series: Studies in Medievalism

Imprint: D.S.Brewer