Excerpt: C. S. Lewis’ interest in and study of medievalism have long been neglected. Even among Lewis scholars, the subject of medievalism remains one of the least analyzed aspects of his entire literary and academic repertoire. There is a great need for the exploration of this important topic, not least because Lewis’ appropriation of the Middle Ages greatly enriched his work in all of its phases, from his scholarly non-fiction to his Christian apologetic fantasy and novelistic forms. Furthermore, a better understanding of Lewis’ brand of medievalism will help to explain the enduring influence that the Middle Ages has exercised on many thoughtful persons ever since the nineteenth century, in both England and America.
"Reading the Middle Ages: The "Post-Modern" Medievalism of C.S. Lewis,"
Sehnsucht: The C. S. Lewis Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.georgefox.edu/cslewisjournal/vol1/iss1/4