Neo-Medievalism

The dark "Neo-Tolkein" look by Gile's Deacon; because who doesn't want to look like high fantasy rip-offs of a pseudo-medieval imagining while walking around in their everyday lives?

Loosely defined, neomedievalism is the study of how the Middle Ages and the present day collide, how adaptations of medieval works function, and how allusions to the medieval influence our own culture and reality. Essentially, how history is a palimpsesteous surface. So, of course, this blog focused on medieval history and literature, our focus here will be on how the medieval aspect of our palimpsest influence our newest most layer.

Here, you will find below a list of articles-- both long and short-- as well as links to posts in a series which explore how the modernity encounters the medieval and what we see as the end-result.

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General Interest

Charlemagne (Notes:58)

Charlemagne was long lived and the most influential Carolingian king. Born in 768 and dead in 814, he reigned for over forty years. Ind...