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dc.contributor.authorZiolkowski, Jan M.
dc.date.issued2018
dc.date.submitted2018-09-11 13:16:58
dc.date.submitted2020-04-01T12:28:55Z
dc.identifier1000472
dc.identifierOCN: 1076655551
dc.identifierhttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/29464
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/31064
dc.description.abstractThis ambitious and vivid study in six volumes explores the journey of a single, electrifying story, from its first incarnation in a medieval French poem through its prolific rebirth in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Juggler of Notre Dame tells how an entertainer abandons the world to join a monastery, but is suspected of blasphemy after dancing his devotion before a statue of the Madonna in the crypt; he is saved when the statue, delighted by his skill, miraculously comes to life. Jan Ziolkowski tracks the poem from its medieval roots to its rediscovery in late nineteenth-century Paris, before its translation into English in Britain and the United States. The visual influence of the tale on Gothic revivalism and vice versa in America is carefully documented with lavish and inventive illustrations, and Ziolkowski concludes with an examination of the explosion of interest in The Juggler of Notre Dame in the twentieth century and its place in mass culture today. Volume 3: The American Middle Ages hinges upon two figures influenced by the juggler: Henry Adams, scion of Presidents and distinguished cultural historian whose works contributed to the rise of medievalism in America during the Gilded Age, and Ralph Adams Cram, the architect whose vision of Gothic accounts directly or indirectly for the campuses of West Point, Princeton, Yale, Chicago, Notre Dame, and many other universities across America. The Juggler of Notre Dame and the Medievalizing of Modernity is a rich case study for the reception of the Middle Ages in modernity. Spanning centuries and continents, the medieval period is understood through the lens of its (post)modern reception in Europe and America. Profound connections between the verbal and the visual are illustrated by a rich trove of images, including book illustrations, stained glass, postage stamps, architecture, and Christmas cards. Presented with great clarity and simplicity, Ziolkowski's work is accessible to the general reader, while its many new discoveries will be valuable to academics in such fields and disciplines as medieval studies, medievalism, philology, literary history, art history, folklore, performance studies, and reception studies.
dc.languageEnglish
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesccecd98a-723a-4082-9e27-da4ec1fa528c
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::A The arts::AC History of art / art & design styles::ACK History of art: Byzantine & Medieval art c 500 CE to c 1400
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general
dc.subject.otherMiddle Ages
dc.subject.otherreception studies
dc.subject.otherModernity
dc.subject.othermedieval studies
dc.subject.othermedievalism
dc.subject.otherphilology
dc.subject.otherliterary history
dc.subject.otherart history
dc.subject.otherfolklore
dc.subject.otherperformance studies
dc.subject.otherHenry Adams
dc.subject.otherRalph Adams Cram
dc.subject.otherGothic architecture
dc.subject.otherAmerican architecture
dc.subject.otherGothic reception in America
dc.subject.otherCollegiate Gothic
dc.subject.otherUnited States
dc.titleThe Juggler of Notre Dame and the Medievalizing of Modernity
dc.title.alternativeVolume 3: The American Middle Ages
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.11647/OBP.0146
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virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_nameOpen Book Publishers
virtual.oapen_relation_isPublishedBy.publisher_websitehttps://www.openbookpublishers.com
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oapen.pages492


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