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Medieval imagery in today's politics / Daniel Wollenberg.

Author/Creator:
Wollenberg, Daniel author.
Publication:
Leeds : ARC Humanities Press, 2018.
Format/Description:
Book
98 pages ; 19 cm.
Series:
Past imperfect (ARC Humanities Press)
Past imperfect
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Subjects:
Medievalism -- Political aspects.
Middle Ages in popular culture.
Political science.
Middle Ages -- Philosophy.
Politics and government.
Europe.
Summary:
"Though the 'medieval' is often deployed as a stigmatic symbol of all that is retrograde, against modernity, and barbaric, the medieval is increasingly being sought as a bedrock of tradition, heritage, and identity, especially by writers and politicians on the far right. Both characterisations- the medieval as violent other and the medieval as vital foundation- are mined and studied in this book. It examines contemporary political uses of the Middle Ages to ask why the medieval continues to play such a prominent role in the political and historical imagination today." -- Back cover
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 93-98).
ISBN:
9781942401407
194240140X
9781942401421
1942401426
OCLC:
1037594770
Publisher Number:
99980130256