Epic, Epitome, and the Early Modern Historical Imagination.
By: Wheatley, Chloe, Dr.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2013Description: 1 online resource (159 p.).ISBN: 9780754697923.Subject(s): English poetry --Early modern, 1500-1700 --History and criticism | Epic poetry, English --History and criticism | History in literature | Literature and history --England --History --16th century | Literature and history --England --History --17th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Epic, Epitome, and the Early Modern Historical ImaginationDDC classification: 821.3'09358 | 821.3'09358-dc22 LOC classification: PR535.H5W54 2011Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Cover; Contents; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Early Modern Epitome Culture: Habits of Study, Printed Objects, History's Quintessence; 2 Stow's Civil Summaries; 3 Abridging the Infinite Chronicle: Spenser and the Role of the Poet Historical; 4 Du Bartas in Epitome; 5 Cowley, Milton, and the Histories of Epic; Bibliography; Index
Through analysis of how English writers summarized and abridged history, Wheatley illuminates the connections between an early modern epitome culture and the historical summaries found in the great narrative poems of Edmund Spenser, Abraham Cowley and John Milton. Clearly and elegantly written, this study shows how poets refined an epic convention, the hero's confrontation with summaries of past and future in order to reflect trends in early modern history writing.
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