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1st Edition

By John MacQueen


86 pages

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First published in 1970, this book examines the use of allegory in religious, philosophical and literary texts. It traces the development of the device over time from the Classical period through to the early modern and modern periods, demonstrating its evolution from the transmission of myths and religious beliefs to a literary device.

Table of Contents

General Editor’s Preface; 1. Greek and Roman Allegory 2. Biblical Allegory 3. Allegory and the Course of Time 4. Medieval Theories of Allegory 5. Allegory and the Individual 6. Allegory and Satire; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index

About the Series

The Critical Idiom Reissued

This set of 37 volumes is a revival of the original Critical Idiom series. First published between 1969 and 1979, the volumes in this series provide concise and accessible introductions to a range of critical terms which are key to the study of literature. This set will be a valuable resource for students working with complex literary terminology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / General