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Literature and Society in Renaissance Crete
     

Literature and Society in Renaissance Crete

by David Holton
 

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ISBN-10: 0521028515

ISBN-13: 9780521028516

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book presents a comprehensive study of the literature of the Cretan Renaissance and relates it to its historical, social and cultural context. Crete, ruled by Venice from 1211 to 1669, responded to the stimulus of contact with the Renaissance in a body of narrative, personal and dramatic poetry, written in the Cretan dialect, and now regarded as an important

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This book presents a comprehensive study of the literature of the Cretan Renaissance and relates it to its historical, social and cultural context. Crete, ruled by Venice from 1211 to 1669, responded to the stimulus of contact with the Renaissance in a body of narrative, personal and dramatic poetry, written in the Cretan dialect, and now regarded as an important influence on Modern Greek literature. The historical background is related to an examination of the structure of Veneto-Cretan society, while the central chapters concentrate on the literary texts including tragedy, comedy, pastoral and religious drama.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521028516
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Map: Crete and the Eastern Mediterranean; 1. The Cretan Renaissance David Holton; 2. The historical and social context Chryssa Maltezou; 3. Literary antecedents Arnold Van Gemert; 4. The pastoral mode Rosemary Bancroft-Marcus; 5. Comedy Alfred Vincent; 6. Tragedy Walter Puchner; 7. Interludes Rosemary Bancroft-Marcus; 8. Religious drama Wim Bakker; 9. Romance David Holton; 10. Literature and popular tradition Margaret Alexiou; Bibliographical guide; References; Index.

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