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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism

Volume 3. The Renaissance

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Glyn P. Norton, Richard Waswo, Michel Jeanneret, Marjorie O'Rourke Boyle, Daniel Javitch, Ann Moss, John O. Ward, William J. Kennedy, Valerie Worth-Stylianou, Ullrich Langer, Robert Griffin, Francois Rigolot, Christopher Braider, Debora Shuger, Wesley Trimpi, Nicholas Cronk, Roland Greene, Timothy J. Reiss, George K. Hunter, G. J. Mallinson, David Marsh, Floyd Gray, Daniel Russell, Anne Lake Prescott, Paul Salzman, Lawrence Manley, Timothy Hampton, Diana Robin, James A. Parente, Jr., Michael Schoenfeldt, Joan DeJean, George Hoffmann, John Monfasani, Martin Elsky, Terence Cave, Elizabeth Guild, Michael J. B. Allen, Fernand Hallyn, Ann Blair, Jill Kraye, Catharine Randall, Richard Parish, Colin Burrow, Hugh M. Davidson, Michael Moriarty, John Logan, Joshua Scodel, Marga Cottino-Jones, Marina Brownlee, Peter Skrine, Theo Hermans
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  • Date Published: July 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521317191

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  • This volume provides the first comprehensive treatment of the issues that helped shape the way writers thought about literature from the late Middle Ages to the late seventeenth century. These issues touched almost every facet of Western intellectual endeavor, as well as the historical, cultural, social, scientific, and technological contexts in which that activity evolved. The sixty-one chapters by a team of internationally respected scholars are supported by specialized bibliographies for guidance in further studies of the individual topics.

    • The first comprehensive treatment of the history of literary criticism from c. 1490 to c. 1690
    • Makes accessible for the first time the whole complex range of issues that helped define how literary works were described and put together during the early modern period
    • Contains a full list of primary texts and secondary sources as a guide for more specialised inquiry into the individual topics
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    "A very distinguished crew of experts offers a survey of both literary theory and critical practice and the non-British national developments are especially noteworthy here. Humanism's impact is clearly explained. Every serious library needs this Cambridge series and this may be the most important volume in the series. Again: read surveys like this to put your specialities in perspective." Bibliotheque D'Humanisme

    "[This volume]...is informative, intelligent, and, in places, exciting to read. It will serve generations of scholars and students of the Renaissance exceedingly well." Sixteenth Century Journal

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    • Date Published: July 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521317191
    • length: 786 pages
    • dimensions: 225 x 157 x 39 mm
    • weight: 1.05kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. Reading and Interpretation: An Emerging Discourse of Poetics:
    1. Theories of language
    2. Renaissance exegesis
    3. Evangelism and Erasmus
    4. The assimilation of Aristotle's Poetics in sixteenth-century Italy
    5. Horace in the sixteenth century: commentators into critics
    6. Cicero and Quintilian
    Part II. Poetics:
    7. Humanist classifications of poetry among the arts and sciences
    8. Theories of poetry: Latin writers
    9. Literary imitation in the sixteenth century: writers and readers, Latin and French
    10. Petrarchan poetics
    11. Translatio and translation in the Renaissance: from France to Italy
    12. Invention
    13. Humanist education
    14. Second rhetoric and the grands rhetoriqueurs
    15. The rhetoric of presence: art, literature, and illusion
    16. The paradoxical sisterhood: 'ut pictura poesis'
    17. Conceptions of style
    18. Sir Philip Sidney's An apology for poetry
    19. Aristotle, Horace, and Longinus: the conception of reader response
    20. Italian epic theory
    21. The lyric
    22. Renaissance theatre and the theory of tragedy
    23. Elizabethan theatrical genres and literary theory
    24. Defining comedy in the seventeenth century: moral sense and theatrical sensibility
    25. Dialogue and discussion in the Renaissance
    26. The essay as criticism
    27. The genres of epigram and emblem
    28. Humour and satire in the Renaissance
    Part III. Theories of Prose Fiction:
    29. Theories of prose fiction in England:
    1558–1700
    30. Theories of prose fiction in sixteenth-century France
    31. Seventeenth-century theories of the novel in France: writing and reading the truth
    32. Theories of prose fiction and poetics in Italy: novella and romanzo (1525–96)
    Part IV. Contexts of Criticism:
    33. Criticism and the metropolis: Tudor-Stuart London
    34. Criticism in the city: Lyons and Paris
    35. Culture, imperialism, and humanist criticism in the Italian city-states
    36. German-speaking centres and institutions
    37. Courts and patronage
    38. Rooms of their own: literary salons in seventeenth-century France
    39. Renaissance printing and the book trade
    Part V. Voices of Dissent:
    40. The Ciceronian controversy
    41. Reorganizing the encyclopedia: Vives and Ramus on Aristotle and the scholastics
    42. The rise of the vernaculars
    43. Ancients and Moderns: France
    44. Women as auctores in early modern Europe
    Part VI. Structures of Thought:
    45. Renaissance Neoplatonism
    46. Cosmography and poetics
    47. Natural philosophy and the 'new science'
    48. Stoicism and Epicureanism: philosophical revival and literary repercussions
    49. Calvinism and post-Tridentine developments
    50. Port-Royal and Jansenism
    Part VII. Neoclassical Issues - Beauty, Judgement, Persuasion, Polemics:
    51. Combative criticism: Jonson, Milton, and classical literary criticism in England
    52. The rhetorical ideal in seventeenth-century France
    53. Cartesian aesthetics
    54. Principles of judgement: probability, decorum, taste, and the je ne sais quoi
    55. Longinus and the Sublime
    Part VIII. Survey of National Developments:
    56. Seventeenth-century English literary criticism: classical values, Engish texts and contents
    57. French criticism in the seventeenth century
    58. Literary critical developments in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Italy
    59. Cultural commentary in seventeenth-century Spain: literary theory and textual practice
    60. The German-speaking countries
    61. The Low Countries
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Editor

    Glyn P. Norton, Williams College, Massachusetts

    Contributors

    Glyn P. Norton, Richard Waswo, Michel Jeanneret, Marjorie O'Rourke Boyle, Daniel Javitch, Ann Moss, John O. Ward, William J. Kennedy, Valerie Worth-Stylianou, Ullrich Langer, Robert Griffin, Francois Rigolot, Christopher Braider, Debora Shuger, Wesley Trimpi, Nicholas Cronk, Roland Greene, Timothy J. Reiss, George K. Hunter, G. J. Mallinson, David Marsh, Floyd Gray, Daniel Russell, Anne Lake Prescott, Paul Salzman, Lawrence Manley, Timothy Hampton, Diana Robin, James A. Parente, Jr., Michael Schoenfeldt, Joan DeJean, George Hoffmann, John Monfasani, Martin Elsky, Terence Cave, Elizabeth Guild, Michael J. B. Allen, Fernand Hallyn, Ann Blair, Jill Kraye, Catharine Randall, Richard Parish, Colin Burrow, Hugh M. Davidson, Michael Moriarty, John Logan, Joshua Scodel, Marga Cottino-Jones, Marina Brownlee, Peter Skrine, Theo Hermans

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