Literary Responses to Agincourt: the allegories of Le Pastoralet and le Quadrilogue Invectif

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Abstract

An analysis of the allegories of Le Pastoralet and le Quadrilogue Invectif considering what they can say, as allegory, which could not be said in a chronicle or treatise. The texts are contemporaneous (c. 1422) but written from opposite political perspectives. Using allegory they make the invisible visible, using the power of imagery polemically and readily contrast the ideal and the real by means of literary devices; they can also re-iterate myth without interrogation.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Number of pages26
JournalReading Medieval Studies
VolumeXLI
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015
EventThe Great Battle in Medieval History - University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
Duration: 19 Nov 201519 Nov 2015

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Medieval Studies

Keywords

  • Agincourt
  • Allegory

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