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  • noun Plural form of mediaevalist.


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  • Just as alchemists used highly technical equipment in magical pursuits, so the doctor uses not just "an absorption system of ammonia cooling" and "a scientific enhancement of will and consciousness" mesmerism? psychic powers? but "exotic spices and Egyptian incense," and "the incantations of the mediaevalists."

    Kenneth Hite's Journal

  • American mediaevalists would send food parcels, which prejudiced me strongly in favour of the USA at an early age.

    Tim Hunt - Autobiography

  • The economics of a religious house are hardly of such a kind, thought the mediaevalists, as to suit the ways and fancies of this workaday world.

    Mediaeval Socialism

  • In fine, the mediaevalists would contend that almsgiving, to be necessary, implies two conditions, both concomitant: --

    Mediaeval Socialism

  • There are elements in all that has come to us from the more morally simple society of the Middle Ages: elements which moderns, even when they are mediaevalists, find it hard to understand and harder to imitate.

    A Miscellany of Men

  • There are, of course, other mediaeval elements in it which are also difficult to explain to the fastidious mediaevalists of to-day.

    A Miscellany of Men

  • [25] I give these conclusions -- so opposite to those of Catholic mediaevalists like Digby and Pugin -- because they illustrate the temper of

    A History of English Romanticism in the Nineteenth Century

  • When quite a lad, in the days of the French Gothic mania which immediately succeeded to the great English-pointed revival under Britton, Pugin, Rickman, Scott, and other mediaevalists, he had crept away from the fashion to admire what was good in Palladian and Renaissance.

    A Laodicean : a Story of To-day

  • In the Peckwater Quadrangle are to be found the Library and the Guise collection of pictures, which contains curious specimens of that early school which the mad mediaevalists are now fond of imitating, and a few examples of the famous Italian masters who rose on the force of genius, which did not disdain study but did disdain imitation.

    Rides on Railways

  • That is Andreas Vesalius, of Brussels, dreaded and hated by the doctors of the old school -- suspect, moreover, it would seem to inquisitors and theologians, possibly to Alva himself; for he has dared to dissect human bodies; he has insulted the mediaevalists at Paris,

    Historical Lectures and Essays


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