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The Resource introduction to sixteenth-century French literature and thought : other times, other places, Neil Kenny, (electronic resource)

introduction to sixteenth-century French literature and thought : other times, other places, Neil Kenny, (electronic resource)

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introduction to sixteenth-century French literature and thought : other times, other places
Title
introduction to sixteenth-century French literature and thought
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other times, other places
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Neil Kenny
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eng
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Kenny, Neil
Dewey number
840.9003
LC call number
PQ231
LC item number
.N455 2014eb
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  • French literature
  • France
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The age of Shakespeare, Cervantes, Erasmus, Luther, and Machiavelli produced in France too some of Europe's greatest ever literature and thought: Montaigne's Essays, Rabelais' comic fictions, Ronsard's poetry, Calvin's theology. These and numerous other extraordinary writings emerged from and contributed to cultural upheavals: the movement usually known as the Renaissance, which sought to revive ancient Greek and Roman culture for present-day purposes; religious reform, including the previously unthinkable rejection of Catholicism by many in the Reformation, culminating in decades of civil war in France; the French language's transformation into an instrument for advanced abstract thought. Neil Kenny here introduces this vibrant literature and thought via an apparent paradox. Most writers were profoundly concerned to improve life in the here-and-now socially, politically, morally, spiritually. Yet they often tried to do so by making detours, in their writing, to other times and places: antiquity; heaven and hell; the hidden recesses of Nature, the cosmos, or the future; the remote location of an absent loved one; the newly discovered' Americas. The point was to show readers that the only way to live in the here-and-now was to connect it to larger realities cosmic, spiritual, and historical
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introduction to sixteenth-century French literature and thought : other times, other places, Neil Kenny, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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OCM1bookssj0001161039
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (193 pages)
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License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780715634875
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  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0001161039
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introduction to sixteenth-century French literature and thought : other times, other places, Neil Kenny, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001161039
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (193 pages)
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780715634875
Note
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
  • Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2014. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0001161039

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