Alastair Fowler's fascinating study explores the extraordinary prominence of astronomical imagery in Renaissance literature. Although the stars were important astrologically, this is at best a partial explanation for the popularity of such imagery, and the impact of astronomical discoveries (particularly their implications for stellification, or translation to the stars) is also an important factor. Seventeenth-century culture was both religious and materialistic
and the literature of the period shows a great variety of negotiated reconciliations of the two.
Publisher: Oxford University Press ISBN: 9780198183402 Number of pages: 180 Weight: 336 g Dimensions: 224 x 143 x 18 mm
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