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.
Karl Alvestad and Robert Houghton, eds. The Middle Ages in Modern Culture: History and Authenticity in Contemporary Medievalism, Bloomsbury, 2021.
Susan Aronstein and Tison Pugh, eds. The United States of Medievalism, University of Toronto Press, 2021. (also in nationalism)
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.
Andrew B. R. Elliott, Medievalism, Politics and Mass Media: Appropriating the Middle Ages in the Twenty-First Century, D. S. Brewer, 2017.
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.
Jennifer Frost and Warwick Frost. Medieval Imaginaries in Tourism, Heritage and the Media, Routledge, forthcoming 2022.
David Matthews, Medievalism: A Critical History, D. S. Brewer, 2015.
David Matthews and Mike Sanders, eds. Subaltern Medievalisms: Medievalism ‘from Below’ in Nineteenth-Century Britain, D. S. Brewer, 2021.
Stephen C. Meyer and Kirsten Yri, The Oxford Handbook of Music and Medievalism, Oxford University Press, 2020.
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.
Katie Stevenson and Barbara Gribling, eds. Chivalry and the Medieval Past, D. S. Brewer, 2021.
M. J. Toswell and Anna Czarnowus, eds. Medievalism in English Canadian Literature: From Richardson to Atwood, D. S. Brewer, 2020.
Helen Young, ed., The Middle Ages in Popular Culture: Medievalism and Genre, Cambria, 2015.