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Cosmic Politics: The Worldly Epics of Camões and Spenser

Ayesha Ramachandran

in The Worldmakers: Global Imagining in Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288796
eISBN:
9780226288826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288826.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Expanding its gaze from the scale of the individual self to the communal order of the nation-state, this chapter approaches the challenge of worldmaking through the Renaissance epic. Luis Vaz de ... More


Luís de Camões’s The Lusiads and the paradoxes of expansion

João R. Figueiredo

in Local antiquities, local identities: Art, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781526117045
eISBN:
9781526141910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526117045.003.0010
Subject:
Art, Art History

Following a well-known trend in early-modern Europe, the Portuguese poet Luís de Camões widely refashioned the myth of Lusus, an obscure son of Bacchus mentioned by Pliny, with two main purposes: to ... More


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