Spenserian allegory and Elizabethan biblical exegesis: A context for The Faerie Queene

Spenserian allegory and Elizabethan biblical exegesis: A context for The Faerie Queene

by Margaret Christian

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719083846
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 10/28/2016
Series: Manchester Spenser MUP Series
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Margaret Christian is Associate Professor of English at the Pennsylvania State University, Lehigh Valley Campus

Table of Contents

Introduction: A context for The Faerie Queene

Part I: Backgrounds: allegorical reading in Spenser's England

1. Traditional scriptural interpretation and sixteenth-century allegoresis: old and new

2. Allegorical reading in occasional Elizabethan liturgies

3. Allegorical reading in sermon references to history and current events

Part II: The preachers' Bible and Spenser's Faerie Queene: alternate allegories

4. 'The ground of Storie': genealogy in biblical exegesis and the Legend of Temperance

5. 'Waues of weary wretchednesse': Florimell and the sea

6. Saracens, Assyrians and Spaniards: allegories of the Armada

7. 'a goodly amiable name for mildness': Mercilla and other Elizabethan types

8. Court and courtesy: sermon contexts for Spenser's Book VI

9. 'Now lettest thou thy servant depart': scriptural tradition and the close of The Faerie Queene

Conclusion

Index

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