Classical and Christian Ideas in English Renaissance Poetry: A Students' Guide

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Since publication in 1979 Isabel Rivers' sourcebook has established itself as the essential guide to English Renaissance poetry. It: provides an account of the main classical and Christian ideas, outlining their meaning, their origins and their transmission to the Renaissance; illustrates the ways in which Renaissance poetry drew on classical and Christian ideas; contains extracts from key classical and Christian texts and relates these to the extracts of the English poems which draw on them; includes suggestions for further reading, and an invaluable bibliographical appendix.

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An invaluable guide for the student, which provides information about classical and Christian ideas in a compact, readable and accessible form. It offers extracts from original sources as well as giving suggestions for further reading.

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