Hobbes and His Poetic Contemporaries - Cultural Transmission in Early Modern England

Author(s): Richard Hillyer


As an exceptionally long-lived author (1588-1679) whose protracted development, late appearance in print, subsequent muzzling, and profound notoriety raise fascinating questions about how, when, and to what effect his thinking exerted an impact as he sought to transform an entire culture, Hobbes supplies the ideal focus for a study of cultural transmission in early modern England. Ranging from Jonson to Rochester and including several critically neglected figures, select poetic contemporaries variously illuminate the scope of Hobbes's writing and the reach of his influence, in turn shedding diverse lights on the nature of their own work.

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  • : 9781403976178
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : Palgrave Macmillan
  • : April 2007
  • : 22.00 cmmm X 14.00 cmmm X 1.60 cmmm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Richard Hillyer
  • : en
  • : very good
  • : 248