Classical and Christian Ideas in English Renaissance Poetry: A Student's Guide / Edition 2

Classical and Christian Ideas in English Renaissance Poetry: A Student's Guide / Edition 2

by Isabel Rivers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415106478

ISBN-13: 9780415106474

Pub. Date: 12/28/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Since publication in 1979 Isabel Rivers'sourcebook has established itself as the essential guide to English Renaissance poetry. It:

  • provides an account of the main classical and Christian ideas, outlining their meaning, their origins and their transmission to the Renaissance;
  • illustrates the ways in which Renaissance poetry drew on

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Overview

Since publication in 1979 Isabel Rivers'sourcebook has established itself as the essential guide to English Renaissance poetry. It:

  • provides an account of the main classical and Christian ideas, outlining their meaning, their origins and their transmission to the Renaissance;
  • illustrates the ways in which Renaissance poetry drew on classical and Christian ideas;
  • contains extracts from key classical and Christian texts and relates these to the extracts of the English poems which draw on them;
  • includes suggestions for further reading, and an invaluable bibliographical appendix.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415106474
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1994
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
244
Sales rank:
611,720
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction: Renaissance Poetry and Modern Readers1
1The Golden Age and the Garden of Eden9
2The Pagan Gods20
3Platonism and Neoplatonism33
4Stoicism44
5Views of History54
6Cosmology68
7Reformation and Counter-Reformation88
8Protestant Theology106
9Humanism125
10Biblical Exegesis and Typology140
11Theories of Poetry150
12Allegory160
13Numerology170
A Note on the Division of Historical Periods183
Abbreviations184
References185
Further Reading193
Bibliographical Appendix A English Renaissance Authors205
Bibliographical Appendix B Classical, Medieval and Continental Renaissance Authors206
Author Index229

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