Beyond Arthurian Romances

The Reach of Victorian Medievalism

  • Editors
  • Lorretta M. Holloway
  • Jennifer A. Palmgren

About this book


Leaving the traditional focus on Arthurian romance and Gothic tales, the essays in this collection address how the Victorians looked back to the Middle Ages to create a sense of authority for their own ideas in areas such as art, religion, gender expectations, and social services. This book will interest specialists in the Victorian period from various fields and will also be a welcome addition to any library serving substantial humanities divisions. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the essays, this collection would be useful in a wide range of humanities classes beyond the traditional literature class.


critique culture English literature gender Middle Ages Renaissance Tradition

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