Chapter 3. Medieval Satire

  1. Ruben Quintero
  1. Laura Kendrick

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996959.ch4

A Companion to Satire

A Companion to Satire

How to Cite

Kendrick, L. (2007) Medieval Satire, in A Companion to Satire (ed R. Quintero), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470996959.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405119559

Online ISBN: 9780470996959



  • works of rabelais;
  • french renaissance satire;
  • renaissance of menippean satire;
  • renaissance of verse satire;
  • late renaissance satire


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Differences between Medieval and Classical Satire

  • Latin Satire of Ecclesiastical Venality and Greed

  • Extension of the Themes and Targets of Latin Satire

  • Partisan Motivations of Satire in Latin and the Vernaculars

  • Vernacular Estates Satire