The Elizabethan World Picture

The Elizabethan World Picture

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by Eustace M. Tillyard
     
 

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This brief and illuminating account of the ideas of world order prevalent in the Elizabethan age and later is an indispensable companion for readers of the great writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries—Shakespeare and the Elizabethan dramatists, Donne and Milton, among many others. The basic medieval idea of an ordered Chain of Being is studied by

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This brief and illuminating account of the ideas of world order prevalent in the Elizabethan age and later is an indispensable companion for readers of the great writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries—Shakespeare and the Elizabethan dramatists, Donne and Milton, among many others. The basic medieval idea of an ordered Chain of Being is studied by Professor Tillyard in the process of its various transformations by the dynamic spirit of the Renaissance. Among his topics are: Angels; the Stars and Fortunes; the Analogy between Macrocosm and Microcosm; the Four Elements; the Four Humours; Sympathies; Correspondences; and the Cosmic Dance—ideas and symbols which inspirited the minds and imaginations not only of the Elizabethans but of all men of the Renaissance.

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ISBN-13:
9780394701622
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/1959
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
116
Sales rank:
472,524
Product dimensions:
4.30(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.40(d)

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The Elizabethan World Picture 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Provides needed insight into the Elizabethan Era. A must if you want a true understanding of Shakespeare or Milton. It's not a fun or exciting read. Pretty dry yet useful stuff.