English Renaissance Rhetoric and Poetics: A Systematic Bibliography of Primary and Secondary Sources

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BRILL, 1995 - History - 526 pages
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This volume is the first comprehensive reference work on English Renaissance rhetoric and poetics. It is arranged in four sections: (A) bibliographies, (B) primary sources, (C) secondary sources, (D) indices. Section B lists more than 500 books on rhetoric and poetics published in the British Isles and abroad between 1479 and 1660. Detailed information is provided on each of them: transcription of the title-page of the editio princeps, call number of the library copy consulted, further historical and modern editions, together with the relevant secondary literature. Section C covers the whole range of "applied rhetoric and poetics" totalling some 2,000 titles between 1900 and 1994. It deals systematically with such topics a "General Studies," "Rhetorical Genres" and "Rhetoric/Poetics and Individual Authors." An introductory essay outlines the principles of the bibliography.

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Contents

LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
3
1
17
1
29
Poetics
209
General Studies
341
Poetical Subjects
374
RhetoricPoetics and Related Fields of Research
392
Rhetoric Poetics and Individual Authors
410
Greville Fulke Lord Brooke
424
Massinger Philip
437
Sidney Sir Philip
465
INDICES
479
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Heinrich F. Plett is Professor (Chair) of English Literature and director of the Center for Rhetoric and Renaissance Studies at the University of Essen, Germany. He has published and edited extensively on rhetoric, poetics and Renaissance literature, including two recent books on Renaissance Rhetoric (1993) and Renaissance Poetics (1994).

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