La poésie, un mode de communication politique durant la guerre des Deux Roses

Autore: Aude Mairey
In: I libri di Viella. 128

Occasional poems written in England during the Wars of the Roses, in the second half of the fifteenth-century, have never been properly studied, mainly because of their limited aesthetic value. However, they are invaluable for the historian who wishes to study political communication of the late Middle Ages. Not a simplistic form of propaganda, they are part of a textual nebula – which includes other texts such as manifestos, oriented chronicles, genealogical and heraldic literature, and prose treatises – and feed the contemporary debates in a society whose members are more and more sensitive to political thinking.