17th Century Literature Products

  • 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 – 2017-09-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Sing Aloud Harmonious Spheres

    Renaissance Conceptions of Cosmic Harmony

    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 – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge
    Warwick Series in the Humanities

  • British Autobiography in the Seventeenth Century

    By Paul Delany

    Originally published in 1969. In the seventeenth century neither the literary genre nor the term ‘autobiography’ existed but we see in seventeenth-century literature many kinds of autobiographical writings, to which their authors gave such titles as ‘Journal of the Life of Me, Confessions, etc.…

    Paperback – 2017-07-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Autobiography

  • 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 – 2017-07-10
    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 – 2017-07-10
    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 – 2017-07-10
    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 – 2017-07-10
    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 – 2017-07-10
    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 – 2017-07-10
    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 – 2017-07-10
    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 – 2017-07-10
    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 – 2017-07-10
    Routledge
    The Critical Idiom Reissued

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