Epic and empire : politics and generic form from Virgil to Milton / David Quint

Author(s): Quint, David, 1950-
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Subjects: Epic poetry--History and criticism
Literature and history
Literary form
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1993
Series: Literature in history
Literature in history (Princeton, N.J.)
LC Classification: P, PN
Physical Description: x, 433 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Introduction 3
Pt. 1. Epic and the Winners 19
1. Epic and Empire: Versions of Actium 21
2. Repetition and Ideology in the Aeneid 50
Pt. 2. Epic and the Losers 97
3. The Epic Curse and Camoes' Adamastor 99
4. Epics of the Defeated: The Other Tradition of Lucan, Ercilla, and d'Aubigne 131
Pt. 3. Tasso and Milton 211
5. Political Allegory in the Gerusalemme liberata 213
6. Tasso, Milton, and the Boat of Romance 248
7. Paradise Lost and the Fall of the English Commonwealth 268
8. David's Census: Milton's Politics and Paradise Regained 325
Pt. 4. A Modern Epilogue 341
9. Ossian, Medieval "Epic," and Eisenstein's Alexander Nevsky 343
Notes to the Chapters 369
Index 427
Notes: LCCN: 92021709
ISBN: 0691069425 (CL. : acid-free paper) :$49.50
ISBN: 0691015201 (PA. : acid-free paper) :$16.95
Includes bibliographical references (p. [369]-426) and index
OCLC Number: 26132864
ISBN/ISSN: 0691069425
0691015201