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Classical and Christian Ideas in English Renaissance Poetry - Isabel Rivers

Classical and Christian Ideas in English Renaissance Poetry

Paperback Published: 8th December 1994
ISBN: 9780415106474
Number Of Pages: 244

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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.

Preface to the Second Editionp. vi
Preface to the First Editionp. viii
Introduction Renaissance Poetry and Modern Readersp. 1
The Golden Age and the Garden of Edenp. 9
The Pagan Godsp. 20
Platonism and Neoplatonismp. 33
Stoicismp. 44
Views of Historyp. 54
Cosmologyp. 68
Reformation and Counter-Reformationp. 88
Protestant Theologyp. 106
Humanismp. 125
Biblical Exegesis and Typologyp. 140
Theories of Poetryp. 150
Allegoryp. 160
Numerologyp. 170
A Note on the Division of Historical Periodsp. 183
Abbreviationsp. 184
Referencesp. 185
Further Readingp. 193
Bibliographical Appendixp. 205
Author Indexp. 229
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ISBN: 9780415106474
ISBN-10: 0415106478
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 8th December 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 15.49  x 1.96
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition