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Department of English Studies

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Publication details for Dr Vladimir Brljak

Brljak, Vladimir (2017). The Age of Allegory. Studies in Philology 114(4): 697-719.

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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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