1st Edition


ISBN 9781138283121
Published January 21, 2019 by Routledge
90 Pages

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Book Description

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

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