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Modernity has traditionally outlined itself by way of relation to classical antiquity at the one hand, and the medieval at the different. whereas early modernity s relation to Antiquity has been amply documented, its relation to the medieval has been much less studied. This quantity seeks to deal with this omission via offering a few initial explorations of this box. In seventeen essays starting from the Italian Renaissance to Enlightenment France, it specializes in 3 major subject matters: continuities and discontinuities among the medieval and early glossy, early smooth re-uses of medieval topic, and conceptualizations of the medieval. jointly, the essays illustrate how early sleek medievalisms fluctuate in vital respects from post-Romantic perspectives of the medieval, finally calling for a re-definition of the idea that of medievalism itself. participants comprise: Mette Bruun, Peter Damian-Grint, Anne-Marie De Gendt, Daphne Hoogenboezem, Tiphaine Karsenti, Joost Keizer, Waldemar Kowalski, Elena Lombardi, Coen Maas, Pieter Mannaerts, Christoph Pieper, Jacomien Prins, Adam Shear, Paul Smith, Martin Spies, Andrea computer virus, and Aurelie Zygel-Basso."

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