John Donne And Early Modern Legal Culture

Author: Gregory Kneidel
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ISBN: 9780820704814
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"For Donne scholars, this book brings a fresh body of legal scholarship to bear on Donne's early poetry and, conversely, for scholars working in the field of law and early modern literature, it reevaluates the links between law and satire"--

John Donne And Early Modern Legal Culture

Author: Gregory Kneidel
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ISBN: 9780820706122
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"For Donne scholars, this book brings a fresh body of legal scholarship to bear on Donne's early poetry and, conversely, for scholars working in the field of law and early modern literature, it reevaluates the links between law and satire"--

The Legal Epic

Author: Alison A. Chapman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022643527X
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The seventeenth century saw some of the most important jurisprudential changes in England’s history, yet the period has been largely overlooked in the rich field of literature and law. Helping to fill this gap, The Legal Epic is the first book to situate the great poet and polemicist John Milton at the center of late seventeenth-century legal history. Alison A. Chapman argues that Milton’s Paradise Lost sits at the apex of the early modern period’s long fascination with law and judicial processes. Milton’s world saw law and religion as linked disciplines and thought therefore that in different ways, both law and religion should reflect the will of God. Throughout Paradise Lost, Milton invites his readers to judge actions using not only reason and conscience but also core principles of early modern jurisprudence. Law thus informs Milton’s attempt to “justify the ways of God to men” and points readers toward the types of legal justice that should prevail on earth. Adding to the growing interest in the cultural history of law, The Legal Epic shows that England’s preeminent epic poem is also a sustained reflection on the role law plays in human society.

Rethinking The Turn To Religion In Early Modern English Literature

Author: Gregory Kneidel
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230573680
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Offering new readings of major eary modern English poets such as Spenser, Milton and Donne, Kneidel counters the trend among literary critics to associate early modern religion with Pauline inwardness and self-formation by showing how these writers took Saint Paul as a model of rhetorical skill and political acumen.

A History Of Literary Criticism And Theory

Author: M. A. R. Habib
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405148845
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This comprehensive guide to the history of literary criticism from antiquity to the present day provides an authoritative overview of the major movements, figures, and texts of literary criticism, as well as surveying their cultural, historical, and philosophical contexts. Supplies the cultural, historical and philosophical background to the literary criticism of each era Enables students to see the development of literary criticism in context Organised chronologically, from classical literary criticism through to deconstruction Considers a wide range of thinkers and events from the French Revolution to Freud’s views on civilization Can be used alongside any anthology of literary criticism or as a coherent stand-alone introduction

The Variorum Edition Of The Poetry Of John Donne

Author: John Donne
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ISBN: 9780253012906
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Based on an exhaustive study of the manuscripts and printed editions in which these poems have appeared, the fifth volume in the series of The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne presents newly edited critical texts of the five canonical satires and "Metempsychosis" and details the genealogical history of each accompanied by a thorough prose discussion. The analysis contained in the volume shows that Donne revised each of the poems and explains how readings from the competing versions were intermingled in the early editions and transmitted to subsequent generations. The volume also presents a comprehensive organized digest of the critical-scholarly commentary on these poems from Donne’s time through 2001.

A Glossary Of Literary Terms

Author: M.H. Abrams
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285974514
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First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Discarded Image

Author: C. S. Lewis
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107604702
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The Discarded Image paints a lucid picture of the medieval world view, providing the historical and cultural background to the literature of the middle ages and renaissance. It describes the 'image' discarded by later years as 'the medieval synthesis itself, the whole organization of their theology, science and history into a single, complex, harmonious mental model of the universe'. This, Lewis's last book, has been hailed as 'the final memorial to the work of a great scholar and teacher and a wise and noble mind'.

The Culture Of Usury In Renaissance England

Author: D. Hawkes
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230107664
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This book examines the ways in which usury was perceived and portrayed as it rose to popularity in Renaissance England, taking into account the works of key literary figures of this period, including Milton and Shakespeare.