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Age of Milton: An Encyclopedia of Major 17th-Century British and American Authors / Edition 1
     

Age of Milton: An Encyclopedia of Major 17th-Century British and American Authors / Edition 1

by Alan Hager, Emmanuel S. Nelson
 

ISBN-10: 0313310084

ISBN-13: 9780313310089

Pub. Date: 03/30/2004

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

The 17th century was a time of significant cultural and political change. The era saw the rise of exploration and travel, the growth of the scientific method, and the spread of challenges to conventional religion. Many of these developments occurred in England and North America, and literature of the period reflects the intellectual and emotional fervor of the age.

Overview

The 17th century was a time of significant cultural and political change. The era saw the rise of exploration and travel, the growth of the scientific method, and the spread of challenges to conventional religion. Many of these developments occurred in England and North America, and literature of the period reflects the intellectual and emotional fervor of the age. This reference chronicles the lives and works of more than 75 British and American writers of the 17th century.

Included are entries on such major canonical authors as Donne, Milton, and Jonson. The volume also covers the writings of such leading thinkers as Hobbes and Locke, along with the works of leading European figures like Galileo and Descartes. Also profiled are numerous significant women writers, including Mary Astell, Aphra Behn, and Anne Killigrew. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, a survey of the writer's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies. The volume additionally includes entries on several artists who significantly influenced British and American literary culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313310089
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
7.22(w) x 10.26(h) x 1.24(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Major 17th-Century British and American Authors

Selected General Bibliography

Index

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