Literature And Society In Renaissance Crete by David HoltonLiterature And Society In Renaissance Crete by David Holton

Literature And Society In Renaissance Crete

EditorDavid Holton

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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This book presents a comprehensive study of the literature of the Cretan Renaissance and relates it to its historical, social and cultural context. Crete, ruled by Venice from 1211 to 1669, responded to the stimulus of contact with the Renaissance in a body of narrative, personal and dramatic poetry, written in the Cretan dialect, and now regarded as an important influence on Modern Greek literature. The historical background is related to an examination of the structure of Veneto-Cretan society, while the central chapters concentrate on the literary texts including tragedy, comedy, pastoral and religious drama.
Title:Literature And Society In Renaissance CreteFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521028515

ISBN - 13:9780521028516

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Table of Contents

Preface; Map: Crete and the Eastern Mediterranean; 1. The Cretan Renaissance David Holton; 2. The historical and social context Chryssa Maltezou; 3. Literary antecedents Arnold Van Gemert; 4. The pastoral mode Rosemary Bancroft-Marcus; 5. Comedy Alfred Vincent; 6. Tragedy Walter Puchner; 7. Interludes Rosemary Bancroft-Marcus; 8. Religious drama Wim Bakker; 9. Romance David Holton; 10. Literature and popular tradition Margaret Alexiou; Bibliographical guide; References; Index.

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"...pioneering work in the field....this work deepens and enriches our understanding of the Renaissance as a European phenomenon, and readers of other Renaissance literatures will undoubtedly find fertile comparisons to make....Holton's volume revolutionizes the teaching of the subject and provides the solid foundation for further studies of Renaissance Crete as a society of high literary achievement." David Ricks, Times Literary Supplement