Convention, 1500-1750

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Harvard University Press, 1980 - Literary Criticism - 355 pages
A major reinterpretation of the development of European literary theory, this wide-ranging study offers a new approach to ways of thinking about man's work in general. This book is a history of the idea of convention, the roles it played in the formative stages of English and Continental literary theory and in the development of modern thought.
 

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Contents

Introduction i
4
Art Nature and Convention
15
Art and Nature in Antiquity
25
Art and Convention in Antiquity
36
The Medieval Redefinition
54
Convention in the Sixteenth Century
67
Custom in SixteenthCentury
90
Convention in SixteenthCentury Moral
106
The Role of Convention in Criticism
188
Convention in Historiography
203
The Emergence of Historical Consciousness
215
The Contexts of Historical Periods
226
The Triumph of Convention
241
The Complex of Classicism
264
Drydens Criticism
290
Ancients Moderns and Modernity
321

SeventeenthCentury Prospects
133
Nature
158
Convention in Renaissance Poetics
175

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