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The Resource From many gods to one : divine action in Renaissance epic, Tobias Gregory

From many gods to one : divine action in Renaissance epic, Tobias Gregory

Label
From many gods to one : divine action in Renaissance epic
Title
From many gods to one
Title remainder
divine action in Renaissance epic
Statement of responsibility
Tobias Gregory
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From Many Gods to One offers the first comparative study of poetic approaches to the problem of epic divine action. Through readings of Petrarch, Vida, Ariosto, Tasso, and Milton, Tobias Gregory describes the narrative and ideological consequences of the epic's turn from pagan to Christian. Drawing on scholarship in several disciplines - religious studies, classics, history, and philosophy, as well as literature - From Many Gods to One sheds new light on two subjects of enduring importance in Renaissance studies: the precarious balance between classical literary models and Christian religious norms and the role of religion in drawing lines between allies and others."--BOOK JACKET
  • "Epic poets of the Renaissance looked to emulate the poems of Greco-Roman antiquity, but doing so presented a dilemma: what to do about the gods? Divine intervention plays a major part in the epics of Homer and Virgil--indeed, quarrels within the family of Olympian gods are essential to the narrative structure of those poems--yet poets of the Renaissance recognized that the cantankerous Olympians could not be imitated too closely. The divine action of their classical models had to be transformed to accord with contemporary tastes and Christian belief. From Many Gods to One offers the first comparative study of poetic approaches to the problem of epic divine action. Through readings of Petrarch, Vida, Ariosto, Tasso, and Milton, Tobias Gregory describes the narrative and ideological consequences of the epic's turn from pagan to Christian. Drawing on scholarship in several disciplines--religious studies, classics, history, and philosophy, as well as literature--From Many Gods to One sheds new light on two subjects of enduring importance in Renaissance studies: the precarious balance between classical literary models and Christian religious norms and the role of religion in drawing lines between allies and others."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gregory, Tobias
Dewey number
809.1/3209351
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1333.G63
LC item number
G74 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epic poetry, European
  • European poetry
  • God in literature
  • Gods in literature
Label
From many gods to one : divine action in Renaissance epic, Tobias Gregory
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The polytheistic model : Homer and Virgil -- Neo-Latin epic : Petrarch and Vida -- Providence, irony, and magic : Orlando furioso -- With God on our side : Gerusalemme liberata -- The tragedy of creaturely error : Paradise lost
Control code
67240470
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 247 pages
Isbn
9780226307558
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006012302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780226307558
System control number
(OCoLC)67240470
Label
From many gods to one : divine action in Renaissance epic, Tobias Gregory
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [225]-235) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The polytheistic model : Homer and Virgil -- Neo-Latin epic : Petrarch and Vida -- Providence, irony, and magic : Orlando furioso -- With God on our side : Gerusalemme liberata -- The tragedy of creaturely error : Paradise lost
Control code
67240470
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 247 pages
Isbn
9780226307558
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006012302
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780226307558
System control number
(OCoLC)67240470

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