Note: This list contains sources on medieval-themed extremism published in academic books and journals within the last 20 years. For earlier studies of medievalism, see our other relevant resources section here. For articles on these issues published in journalistic outlets, see our “in the news” section here. Where practical, we have listed an entire anthology or journal special issue in lieu of individual essays.
Collections and Broad Surveys:
Andrew Albin, Mary C. Erler, Thomas O’Donnell, Nicholas L. Paul, and Nina Rowe, eds., Whose Middle Ages: Teachable Moments for an Ill-Used Past, Fordham University Press, 2019.
Gail Ashton, ed., Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture, Bloomsbury, 2017.
Bettina Bildhauer and Chris Jones, eds., The Middle Ages in the Modern World: Twenty-first Century Perspectives, Oxford University Press, 2018.
Celia Chazelle, Simon Doubleday, Felice Lifshitz, and Amy G. Remensnyder, eds. Why the Middle Ages Matter: Medieval Light on Modern Injustice (London: Routledge, 2011).
Louise D’Arcens, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Medievalism, Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Louise D’Arcens and Andrew Lynch, International Medievalism and Popular Culture, Cambria, 2014.
Elizabeth Emery and Richard Utz, eds., Medievalism: Key Critical Terms, D. S. Brewer, 2014.
KellyAnn Fitzpatrick, Neomedievalism, Popular Culture, and The Academy: from Tolkien to Game of Thrones, D. S. Brewer, 2019.
David Matthews, Medievalism: A Critical History, D. S. Brewer, 2015.
Joanne Parker and Corinna Wagner, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Medievalism, Oxford University Press, 2020.
Tison Pugh and Angela Jane Weisl, Medievalisms: Making the Past in the Present, Routledge, 2013.
Helen Young, ed., The Middle Ages in Popular Culture: Medievalism and Genre, Cambria, 2015.