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.

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  • 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.

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  • The only way one is a 'medievalist' is because 'early modernist' exists as a category, after all.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • As a friend of mine put it once, Kalamazoo is the one must-do event for an American medievalist each year.

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  • Being a medievalist, I have developed an interest in the economics of slavery and serfdom.

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  • I do not believe in making “How COULD they even say that?” comments, so I will not comment on the medievalist you mentioned.

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  • 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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