Medieval echoes. Reflection on political theories and cultural trends from European Middle Ages during American Wars of Independence and Between the States

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https://doi.org/10.3989/chdj.2021.011

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European Medieval History, Contemporary American Politics, Medieval Political History, Medieval Cultural History, Comparative History, Diachronic, Cultural Studies

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This article examines the influence of formulations and lines of European medieval thought and culture during the two main processes of American political history: the American Wars of Independence and Between the States. In these moments of enormous significance, we can perceive a series of formulations alive since Middle Age centuries; principles with a no evident but relevant influence in mentality and perception during the conflicts. These are: federalism, constitutionalism, canon law, the concept of war, the reception of the work of Dante Alighieri and his ‘Divina Commedia’ and the reception of chivalric medieval culture and the Arthurian tradition.

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2021-04-29

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Sánchez Sánchez, X. M. . (2021). Medieval echoes. Reflection on political theories and cultural trends from European Middle Ages during American Wars of Independence and Between the States. Culture &Amp; History Digital Journal, 10(1), e011. https://doi.org/10.3989/chdj.2021.011

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