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« Les poètes lancastriens : quel engagement pour la paix ? »

Abstract : At the end of the fourteenth century and in the first half of the fifteenth, English are almost always at war – against the French of course, but also inside the country, after the deposition of Richard II by Henry IV Lancaster in 1399. Several poets working through this period have written to exhort their sovereigns and their compatriots to peace, for instance John Gower, Thomas Hoccleve or John Lydgate, as well as anonymous writers. This paper analyses their discourse on peace, based on a traditional ethical and christian basis, but offering numerous variants and nuances linked to the circumstances of composition.
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Aude Mairey. « Les poètes lancastriens : quel engagement pour la paix ? ». De Dante à Rubens : l’artiste engagé ? (vers 1300-v. 1640), Editions de la Sorbonne, pp.161-180, 2020. ⟨halshs-03081428⟩



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