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The Resource English mythography in its European context, 1500-1650, Anna-Maria Hartmann, (electronic resource)

English mythography in its European context, 1500-1650, Anna-Maria Hartmann, (electronic resource)

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English mythography in its European context, 1500-1650
Title
English mythography in its European context, 1500-1650
Statement of responsibility
Anna-Maria Hartmann
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Greco-Roman mythology and its reception are at the heart of the European Renaissance, and mythographies-texts that collected and explained ancient myths-were considered indispensable companions to any reader of literature. Despite the importance of this genre, English mythographies have not gained sustained critical attention, largely because they have been wrongly considered mere copies of their European counterparts. This volume focuses on the English mythographies written between 1577 and 1647 by Stephen Batman, Abraham Fraunce, Francis Bacon, Henry Reynolds, and Alexander Ross: it places their texts into a wider, European context to reveal their unique English take on the genre and also unfolds the significant role myth played in the broader culture of the period, influencing not only literary life, natural philosophy and poetics, but also religious conflicts and Civil War politics. In doing so it demonstrates, for the first time, the considerable explanatory value classical mythology holds for the study of the English Renaissance and its literary culture in particular, and how early modern England answered a question we still find fascinating today: what is myth?
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Cataloging source
YDX
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Hartmann, Anna-Maria
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Classical presences
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  • English literature
  • Mythology in literature
Label
English mythography in its European context, 1500-1650, Anna-Maria Hartmann, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-271) and index
Contents
Mythography in Europe, 1500-1567 -- Stephen Batman, Edmund Spenser, and myth as an art of discernment -- In memoriam Philip Sidney: mythopoesis in Abraham Fraunce's Amintas Dale -- Truth lost in the river of time: Francis Bacon, Prima Philosophia, and the Greek fables -- While the winds breathe, adore echo: Henry Reynolds between neo-platonic and protestant poetics of myth -- Gods save the king: Alexander Ross's civil mythography
Control code
ssj0002092880
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (x, 283 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780198807704
Isbn Type
(hardbound)
Lccn
2017947590
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002092880
Label
English mythography in its European context, 1500-1650, Anna-Maria Hartmann, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-271) and index
Contents
Mythography in Europe, 1500-1567 -- Stephen Batman, Edmund Spenser, and myth as an art of discernment -- In memoriam Philip Sidney: mythopoesis in Abraham Fraunce's Amintas Dale -- Truth lost in the river of time: Francis Bacon, Prima Philosophia, and the Greek fables -- While the winds breathe, adore echo: Henry Reynolds between neo-platonic and protestant poetics of myth -- Gods save the king: Alexander Ross's civil mythography
Control code
ssj0002092880
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (x, 283 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Available to multiple simultaneous users
Isbn
9780198807704
Isbn Type
(hardbound)
Lccn
2017947590
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0002092880

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