Medievalism in the Modern World, Essays in Honour of Leslie J. Workman (review)

Medievalism in the Modern World, Essays in Honour of Leslie J. Workman (review) and the nobility developed an intricate w e b of mutual dependence, punctuated with conflicts and disputes. The result is a valuable, if fragmentary, picture of the complex ways in which medieval society worked, and a strong incentive for further explorations of this kind. Toby Burrows Scholars' Centre The University of Western Australia Utz, Richard and Shippey, T o m eds., Medievalism in the Modern World, Essays in Honour of Leslie J. Workman (Making the Middle Ages 1), Turnhout, Brepols, 1998, board; pp. xiv, 452; 1 b/w illustration; R R P not known; ISBN 2-503-50166-2. Though of relatively recent origin (its flagship journal, Studies in Mediev was founded in 1976) the idea of medievalism has become so familiar a part of literary studies that it is difficult to realise what an original concept it was and h o w m u c h it had to struggle to penetrate the academic world. This new anthology of articles, a festschrift for the m a n w h o apparently had the idea in thefirstplace, Leslie J. Workman, offers a welcome opportunity to pause and reflect on the beginnings of medievalism and its current vitality. The five sections into which http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Parergon Australian & New Zealand Association of Medieval & Early Modern Studies, Inc. (ANAZAMEMS, Inc.)

Medievalism in the Modern World, Essays in Honour of Leslie J. Workman (review)

Parergon, Volume 18 (2) – Apr 3, 2001

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and the nobility developed an intricate w e b of mutual dependence, punctuated with conflicts and disputes. The result is a valuable, if fragmentary, picture of the complex ways in which medieval society worked, and a strong incentive for further explorations of this kind. Toby Burrows Scholars' Centre The University of Western Australia Utz, Richard and Shippey, T o m eds., Medievalism in the Modern World, Essays in Honour of Leslie J. Workman (Making the Middle Ages 1), Turnhout, Brepols, 1998, board; pp. xiv, 452; 1 b/w illustration; R R P not known; ISBN 2-503-50166-2. Though of relatively recent origin (its flagship journal, Studies in Mediev was founded in 1976) the idea of medievalism has become so familiar a part of literary studies that it is difficult to realise what an original concept it was and h o w m u c h it had to struggle to penetrate the academic world. This new anthology of articles, a festschrift for the m a n w h o apparently had the idea in thefirstplace, Leslie J. Workman, offers a welcome opportunity to pause and reflect on the beginnings of medievalism and its current vitality. The five sections into which

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