Skip to content
Register Sign in Wishlist
Look Inside Devotional Poetry in France c.1570–1613

Devotional Poetry in France c.1570–1613


  • Date Published: June 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521113458

£ 27.99

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an inspection copy?

This title is not currently available on inspection

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Dr Cave studies the relationship between the traditions of personal devotion in sixteenth-century France and the poetry which flourished at the end of the century and the beginning of the seventeenth. It was a poetry of intense personal commitment, preoccupied with penitence and confession, the vanity of life, the imminence of death, the meaning of the Incarnation and the Passion; often verging on mysticism and mingling of the sensual, the intellectual and the spiritual in a manner often thought typical of the baroque. It was part of a European movement, and there is much here to interest the student of the early seventeenth-century sensibility. A comparable book on English literature is Louis Martz's The Poetry of Meditation, but the lines of Dr Cave's enquiry are new. The book has a fourfold interest: to readers concerned with French literature; to those with particular interest in the traditions of devotion; to those concerned with comparative studies in the baroque period, and to students of rhetorical analysis.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521113458
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Devotional traditions
    2. The devotional treatise: method and matter
    3. From devotion to poetry
    4. Poetry of sin, sickness and death. 1. The penitential prayer
    5. Poetry of sin, sickness and death. 2. Vanitas vanitatum and memento mori
    6. Poetry of the Incarnation and Redemption. 1. The devotional sonnet - Favre and La Ceppede
    7. Poetry of the Incarnation and Redemption. 2. The sentimental and the romanesque
    Appendices 1–4
    Chronological summary of primary sources

  • Author


Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Join us online

This site uses cookies to improve your experience. Read more Close

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.


Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.