Political Allegory in Late-Medieval England Ann W. Astell

ISBN: 9780801435607

Published: May 1st 1999

Hardcover

218 pages


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Political Allegory in Late-Medieval England  by  Ann W. Astell

Political Allegory in Late-Medieval England by Ann W. Astell
May 1st 1999 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 218 pages | ISBN: 9780801435607 | 5.58 Mb

The author offers a new understanding of the rhetorical nature of allegorical poetry in the late Middle Ages. She shows that major English writers of that era - including Langland, Gower, Chaucer and the Gawain poet - offered in their works timelyMoreThe author offers a new understanding of the rhetorical nature of allegorical poetry in the late Middle Ages. She shows that major English writers of that era - including Langland, Gower, Chaucer and the Gawain poet - offered in their works timely commentary on current events and public issues.

Poems previously regarded as only vaguely political in their subject matter are seen by Astell to be highly detailed and specific in their veiled historical references, implied audiences and admonitions.



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