Don’t Be Snobs, Medievalists – The Chronicle of Higher Education

“We need to stop dissecting medieval subject matter as if it were too distant and “other” to be relevant now. Instead, we should acknowledge that today’s notions of the medieval are informed by a veritable palimpsest of previous imaginations since the Renaissance humanists started spurning the 1,000 years between themselves and a glorious classical antiquity as a “dark” age.”

Thank you to Professor Mary Dockray-Miller for drawing my attention to this article.

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