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dc.contributor.editorAlvestad, Karl
dc.contributor.editorHoughton, Robert
dc.description.abstractThis open access book brings together an international team of experts, The Middle Ages in Modern Culture considers the use of medieval models across a variety of contemporary media – ranging from television and film to architecture – and the significance of deploying an authentic medieval world to these representations. Rooted in this question of authenticity, this interdisciplinary study addresses three connected themes. Firstly, how does historical accuracy relate to authenticity, and whose version of authenticity is accepted? Secondly, how are the middle ages presented in modern media and why do inaccuracies emerge and persist in these works? Thirdly, how do creators of modern content attempt to produce authentic medieval environments, and what are the benefits and pitfalls of accurate portrayals? The result is nuanced study of medieval culture which sheds new light on the use (and misuse) of medieval history in modern media.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studies::DS Literature: history & criticism::DSB Literary studies: general::DSBB Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JF Society & culture: general::JFC Cultural studies::JFCA Popular culture
dc.subject.otherLiterary Criticism
dc.subject.otherSocial Science
dc.subject.otherPopular Culture
dc.titleThe Middle Ages in Modern Culture
dc.title.alternativeHistory and Authenticity in Contemporary Medievalism
oapen.relation.isFundedByKnowledge Unlatched
oapen.collectionKnowledge Unlatched (KU)
oapen.imprintBloomsbury Academic

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