The Disney Middle Ages

A Fairy-Tale and Fantasy Past

  • Editors
  • Tison Pugh
  • Susan Aronstein

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction Disney’s Retroprogressive Medievalisms: Where Yesterday is Tomorrow Today

  3. Building a Better Middle Ages: Medievalism in the Parks

  4. The Distorical Middle Ages

  5. Disney Princess Fantasy Faire

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 261-283

About this book


For many, the middle ages depicted in Walt Disney movies have come to figure as the middle ages, forming the earliest visions of the medieval past for much of the contemporary Western (and increasingly Eastern) imagination. The essayists of The Disney Middle Ages explore Disney's mediation and re-creation of a fairy-tale and fantasy past, not to lament its exploitation of the middle ages for corporate ends, but to examine how and why these medieval visions prove so readily adaptable to themed entertainments many centuries after their creation. What results is a scrupulous and comprehensive examination of the intersection between the products of the Disney Corporation and popular culture's fascination with the middle ages.


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