Saturday, July 18, 2009

Lewis Pyenson speaks to Medievalism Class

Dr. Lewis Pyenson, Dean of the WMU Graduate College, presented a visiting lecture to the participants in Richard Utz's Graduate Seminar on Studies in Medievalism. Pyenson sketched a panoramic picture of the changing views on medieval culture from the Enlightenment, Romanticism, and Modernism through Postmodernism, focusing on the history of ideas and the medievalism of several seminal modernist scholars, e.g., Henri Pirenne, Lucien Febvre, Marc Bloch, Henri de Man, and George Sarton.

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