from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A specialist in the study of the Middle Ages.
- n. A connoisseur of medieval culture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who studies culture and history in the Middle Ages.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who is versed in the history of the middle ages.
- n. One who sympathizes with the spirit and principles of the middle ages: often with the sense of one who is antiquated or behind the times.
- n. One who lived in the middle ages.
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Scholarship, to this young medievalist, is about forging connections – not simply in works of the past but to them, as well among the massive body of texts that remain.
He had been called a medievalist, a thought he was one of those for whom the world came to an end with the invention of the printing press.
The only way one is a 'medievalist' is because 'early modernist' exists as a category, after all.
She reached behind her neck and let down her hair; brushed her hand over her gown and it turned to some kind of medievalist costume, such as the artists wore.
Expert opinion is divided over whether the 'medievalist' regime of Afghanistan should be bombed back to the Stone Age or forward into the twenty-first century.
So in at least one way, I feel as if I haven't been a full-fledged medievalist for the past decade.
As a friend of mine put it once, Kalamazoo is the one must-do event for an American medievalist each year.
Being a medievalist, I have developed an interest in the economics of slavery and serfdom.
I do not believe in making “How COULD they even say that?” comments, so I will not comment on the medievalist you mentioned.
I mean, that goes back to Sterling Morrison, who used to play bass in The Velvet Underground and went on to become a fairly noted medievalist.
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