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Speaking pictures : English emblem books and Renaissance culture

Author: Michael Bath
Publisher: London ; New York : Longman, 1994.
Series: Longman medieval and Renaissance library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An introduction to the major emblem books of the 16th and 17th centuries, and to the contexts in which they flourished. Five chapters are devoted to critical readings of particular emblem books, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Bibliography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Bath
ISBN: 0582061970 9780582061972 0582061962 9780582061965
OCLC Number: 27814143
Description: xiii, 311 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Theories and contexts --
Mundus significans: The world of symbols --
Normative Models: Sixteenth-century Emblem Books --
Henry Peacham's Courtly devices --
A Plaine Invention: George Wither --
The Philosophy of symbols --
Exegesis and meditation: The spiritual emblem in England --
Divine opticks: Francis Quarles --
Symbolical Theology: Henry Hawkins S.J. --
English emblem books post-1700.
Series Title: Longman medieval and Renaissance library.
Responsibility: Michael Bath.

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