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The Elizabethan world picture /
E.M.W. Tillyard.
imprint
New York : Random House, [1959]
description
ix, 116 p.
ISBN
0394701623
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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series title
imprint
New York : Random House, [1959]
isbn
0394701623
catalogue key
792114
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
This small book has come out of an attempt to write a larger one on Shakespeare's Histories.
Main Description
This brief and illuminating account of the ideas of world order prevalent in the Elizabethan age and later is an indispensable companion for readers of the great writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuriesShakespeare and the Elizabethan dramatists, Donne and Milton, among many others. The basic medieval idea of an ordered Chain of Being is studied by Professor Tillyard in the process of its various transformations by the dynamic spirit of the Renaissance. Among his topics are: Angels; the Stars and Fortunes; the Analogy between Macrocosm and Microcosm; the Four Elements; the Four Humours; Sympathies; Correspondences; and the Cosmic Danceideas and symbols which inspirited the minds and imaginations not only of the Elizabethans but of all men of the Renaissance.

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