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Royal Mythography and Its Discontents: Joachim Du Bellay and Etienne de la Boétie

Marc Bizer

in Homer and the Politics of Authority in Renaissance France

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199731565
eISBN:
9780199918478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199731565.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

In the 1550s, Joachim Du Bellay, a member of the Pléiade and an aristocrat who sought a career in the king’s diplomatic service, made use of Homeric elements in his poetry that reveal a deep ... More


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Neil Kenny

in Death and Tenses: Posthumous Presence in Early Modern France

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198754039
eISBN:
9780191815782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754039.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Part II showed that tenses were fundamental to early modern rituals of dying, burying, and mourning. One strand within such rituals was the representation of the actions and words that the deceased ... More


Ce rond de sciences…nommé Encyclopédie’: The Circle of Learning in Renaissance Poetics

Rowan Cerys Tomlinson

in The Places of Early Modern Criticism

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198834687
eISBN:
9780191894749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198834687.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This essay examines the role of the place of the ‘encyclopaedia’, or circle of learning, in writing on poetics by humanist authors from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, from Italy and France ... More


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