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 (mē′dē-ē′və-lĭz′əm, mĕd′ē-)
1. The spirit or the body of beliefs, customs, or practices of the Middle Ages.
2. Devotion to or acceptance of the ideas of the Middle Ages.
3. Scholarly study of the Middle Ages.


(ˌmɛdɪˈiːvəˌlɪzəm) or


1. (Historical Terms) the beliefs, life, or style of the Middle Ages or devotion to those
2. a belief, custom, or point of style copied or surviving from the Middle Ages


or me•di•ae•val•ism

(ˌmi diˈi vəˌlɪz əm, ˌmɛd i-, ˌmɪd i-, mɪdˈi və-)

1. the spirit, practices, or methods of the Middle Ages.
2. devotion to or adoption of medieval ideals or practices.
3. a medieval belief, practice, or the like.


strong fondness or admiration for the culture, mores, etc, of the Middle Ages. — medievalist, n.medievalistic, adj.
See also: Past


[ˌmedɪˈiːvəlɪzəm] Nmedievalismo m
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If you want to go back to the past to learn about how it was, however, then the second Byzantine and Mediaeval Studies conference, set to run in Nicosia from tomorrow until Sunday, may give you an idea.
Moufflon Bookshop will also have a stall at the conference for all those who would like to buy books on mediaeval studies and travel back in time even more.
Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2011.
He took great pride in the honorary Doctorate bestowed on him by Toronto's Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.
passed away in Toronto at a hospital close to the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies where he had spent nearly the entirety of his illustrious academic career.
By Genevieve Ribordy (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2004).
This very timely volume from Brepols is the fifth in the Making of the Middle Ages, an internationally admired series whose editors, Geraldine Barnes and Margaret Clunies Ross, lead the Centre for Mediaeval Studies at the University of Sydney.
Michael's College in Toronto to come to Canada from France in the 1930s, and here he became the Director of the Institute of Mediaeval Studies.
In this well-crafted study which traces its origins to the Pontifical Institute for Mediaeval Studies in Toronto, Dobbs-Weinstein amply demonstrates her capacity to show how two major medieval philosophical theologians once illuminated each other, and can now serve to guide us in the relatively uncharted area of comparative philosophical theology.
Pegis, himself a historian of philosophy and one-time president of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, had this to say:
This included the founding of the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (PIMS) in 1929, a centre for the study of medieval philosophy and related subjects.