Time's Purpled Masquers: Stars and the Afterlife in Renaissance English Literature / Edition 1 by Alastair Fowler | 9780198183402 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Time's Purpled Masquers: Stars and the Afterlife in Renaissance English Literature / Edition 1

Time's Purpled Masquers: Stars and the Afterlife in Renaissance English Literature / Edition 1

by Alastair Fowler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198183402

ISBN-13: 9780198183402

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Alastair Fowler's fascinating study explores the extraordinary prominence of astronomical imagery in Renaissance literature. He describes the forgotten Renaissance beliefs about stellification, an afterlife in the stars through metamorphosis into stellar or angelic substance. The new astronomy of Copernicus and Brahe, far from working against religious beliefs,

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Alastair Fowler's fascinating study explores the extraordinary prominence of astronomical imagery in Renaissance literature. He describes the forgotten Renaissance beliefs about stellification, an afterlife in the stars through metamorphosis into stellar or angelic substance. The new astronomy of Copernicus and Brahe, far from working against religious beliefs, encouraged hopes of access to the uncorrupted spheres. Fowler's many-faceted book scrutinizes these ideas—both sacred and scientific—as they manifested in literature, masques, architecture, and the pursuit of fame.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198183402
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.65(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.69(d)
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)

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