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Nineteenth century medievalism is usually associated with Scott's world of Ivanhoe , but Romantic Medievalism argues that Scott's is a conservative use of the past and that radical poets such as the young Coleridge, Keats and Shelley used the medieval to critique and change, rather than validate, the present. These poets identified with the troubadour of courtly love, a disempowered figure often politically at odds with the establishment figure of the knight.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333970072
ISBN-10: 0333970071
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Pages: 238
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 17-Dec-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Elizabeth Fay

ELIZABETH FAY teaches Romantic Period Literature at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her publications include Becoming Wordsworthian: A Performative Aesthetics and Feminist Introduction to Romanticism.

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