Ruined Medievalism

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Abstract

Discusses the under-noticed aspect of medievalist architecture in the nineteenth century represented by industrialism, especially via instances in the northwest of England. This proposes an apparent conundrum: the adoption, by agents of bourgeois capital, of aristocratic forms. I discuss the emergence of a strand of revolutionary thinking from romantic medievalism, but also discuss the ways in which it is later co-opted by more reactionary forces.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPremodern Ecologies in the Modern Literary Imagination
EditorsVin Nardizzi, Tiffany Jo Werth
PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
Chapter11
Pages240-266
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9781487504144
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019