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Between the Ancients and Moderns: Baroque Culture in Restoration England
     

Between the Ancients and Moderns: Baroque Culture in Restoration England

by Joseph M. Levine
 
In the later seventeenth century, writers and artists engaged in ferocious debate over how far to imitate the classics and how far to risk the freedom to innovate. This book examines the careers and ideas of four prominent individuals-John Evelyn, John Dryden, Sieur de Saint-Evremond, and Christopher Wren-to illuminate the tension between ancients and moderns that

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In the later seventeenth century, writers and artists engaged in ferocious debate over how far to imitate the classics and how far to risk the freedom to innovate. This book examines the careers and ideas of four prominent individuals-John Evelyn, John Dryden, Sieur de Saint-Evremond, and Christopher Wren-to illuminate the tension between ancients and moderns that characterized the cultural and intellectual life of the period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300079142
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1999
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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