17th Century Literature Products

  • Sing Aloud Harmonious Spheres

    Renaissance Conceptions of the Pythagorean Music of the Universe

    Edited by Jacomien Prins, Maude Vanhaelen

    This is the first volume to explore the reception of the Pythagorean doctrine of cosmic harmony within a variety of contexts, ranging chronologically from Plato to 18th-century England. This original collection of essays engages with contemporary debates concerning the relationship between music,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-02 
    Routledge
    Warwick Series in the Humanities

  • The Romance

    By Gillian Beer

    First published in 1970, this work provides an overview of the Romance from the medieval period to the 20th century and tracks how the genre has changed with time, including its interaction with other forms of literature such as gothic novels, realism and science fiction. It explores a myriad of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • The Ballad

    By Alan Bold

    First published in 1979, this work presents the history of the ballad, including its origin, style, content and preservation. It explores how ballads have adapted and changed over time, particularly with the rise of mass literacy and printing and the decline in the oral tradition, and in doing so,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Rhetoric

    By Peter Dixon

    First published in 1971, this book provides a historical account of the fortunes of Rhetoric. Beginning with a study of classical rhetorical theory and practice, it goes on to explore the impact of rhetoric on English literature and the renunciation of rhetoric from the late 17th century. The book…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • The Epic

    By Paul Merchant

    First published in 1971, this work examines the tradition of the epic and the many forms in which it has presented itself over time. After unpicking the defining aspects of an epic, the book tracks the literary tradition from the classical period through to modern day. Exploring major texts such…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Romanticism

    By Lilian R. Furst

    First published in 1969, this work traces the evolution of Romanticism and in doing so, demonstrates its novelty as an imaginative and emotional perception of the world in contrast to the rationalistic approach which was dominant in the seventeenth century. It identifies the fundamental…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Fancy & Imagination

    By R. L. Brett

    First published in 1969, this book provides a concise and helpful introduction to the terms ‘fancy’ and ‘imagination’. Although they are generally associated with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the work begins with a discussion the history of these concepts which were also known to Aristotle, the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Burlesque

    By John D. Jump

    First published in 1972, this book provides a helpful introduction to burlesque literature, a term used by critics from the seventh-century onwards to describe work in which an incongruity between serious subject-matter and style is used to provoke laughter. It examines the four main types of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Classicism

    By Dominique Secretan

    First published in 1972, this book provides an overview of Classicism in literature. After an informative introduction to the term, it explores some of the periods and places in which Classicism has been prominent: the Italian Renaissance, England before and during the Restoration, Renaissance…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Comedy of Manners

    By David L. Hirst

    First published in 1979, this book traces comedy of manners from the 1660s to the then present — a scope beyond the traditional focus on the Restoration and early twentieth century. It uncovers an underestimated subversive potential and socially critical force in this particularly English dramatic…

    Hardback – 2017-07-12 
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

  • Milton and the Early Modern Culture of Devotion

    Bodies at Prayer

    By Naya Tsentourou

    Miton and Early Modern Devotional Culture analyses the representation of public and private prayer in John Milton’s poetry and prose, paying particular attention to the ways seventeenth-century prayer is imagined as embodied in sounds, gestures, postures, and emotional responses. Naya Tsentourou…

    Hardback – 2017-06-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Mendacity and the Figure of the Liar in Seventeenth-Century French Comedy

    By Emilia Wilton-Godberfforde

    The first book-length study devoted to this topic, Mendacity and the Figure of the Liar in Seventeenth-Century French Comedy offers an important contribution to scholarship on the theatre as well as on early modern attitudes in France, specifically on the subject of lying and deception. Unusually…

    Hardback – 2017-06-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

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