Abstract

The article traces the emergence of the myth of the Middle Ages as the "age of allegory"—from the formative developments of the late seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, through its classic statement in the work of Jacob Burckhardt, to its consolidation at the hands of John Addington Symonds and other British and American authors—and discusses its continuing influence on English literary historiography.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1543-0383
Print ISSN
0039-3738
Pages
pp. 697-719
Launched on MUSE
2017-10-31
Open Access
No
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