Devotional Poetry in France c.1570-1613 by CaveDevotional Poetry in France c.1570-1613 by Cave

Devotional Poetry in France c.1570-1613


Paperback | June 18, 2009

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Dr Cave studies the relationship between the traditions of personal devotion in sixteenth-century France and the poetry which flourished at the end of the century and the beginning of the seventeenth. It was a poetry of intense personal commitment, preoccupied with penitence and confession, the vanity of life, the imminence of death, the meaning of the Incarnation and the Passion; often verging on mysticism and mingling of the sensual, the intellectual and the spiritual in a manner often thought typical of the baroque. It was part of a European movement, and there is much here to interest the student of the early seventeenth-century sensibility. A comparable book on English literature is Louis Martz's The Poetry of Meditation, but the lines of Dr Cave's enquiry are new. The book has a fourfold interest: to readers concerned with French literature; to those with particular interest in the traditions of devotion; to those concerned with comparative studies in the baroque period, and to students of rhetorical analysis.
Title:Devotional Poetry in France c.1570-1613Format:PaperbackDimensions:376 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.83 inPublished:June 18, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521113458

ISBN - 13:9780521113458


Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. Devotional traditions; 2. The devotional treatise: method and matter; 3. From devotion to poetry; 4. Poetry of sin, sickness and death. 1. The penitential prayer; 5. Poetry of sin, sickness and death. 2. Vanitas vanitatum and memento mori; 6. Poetry of the Incarnation and Redemption. 1. The devotional sonnet - Favre and La Ceppede; 7. Poetry of the Incarnation and Redemption. 2. The sentimental and the romanesque; Conclusion; Appendices 1-4; Bibliography; Chronological summary of primary sources; Index.