Medieval

Famous quotes containing the word medieval:

    The medieval university looked backwards; it professed to be a storehouse of old knowledge.... The modern university looks forward, and is a factory of new knowledge.
    Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–1895)

    Nothing in medieval dress distinguished the child from the adult. In the seventeenth century, however, the child, or at least the child of quality, whether noble or middle-class, ceased to be dressed like the grown-up. This is the essential point: henceforth he had an outfit reserved for his age group, which set him apart from the adults. These can be seen from the first glance at any of the numerous child portraits painted at the beginning of the seventeenth century.
    Philippe Ariés (20th century)

    The Christos-image
    is most difficult to disentangle
    from its art-craft junk-shop
    paint-and-plaster medieval jumble
    of pain-worship and death-symbol.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)