Through analysis of how English writers summarized and abridged history, Wheatley illuminates the connections between an early modern epitome culture and the historical summaries found in the great narrative poems of Edmund Spenser, Abraham Cowley and John Milton. Clearly and elegantly written, this study shows how poets refined an epic convention, the hero's confrontation with summaries of past and future in order to reflect trends in early modern history writing.7 William Sedgwick, in response, exhorts his readers to take a key conceptual leap from honoring customary political ... 8 In other words, if one accepts that the Army serves as the epitome of the people, efforts to define its legitimacy in historical terms can simply be set aside. ... namely, of asome Marginall Attestations, for the better Understanding, Remembrance, and Judgement of the Peoplea (title page).
|Title||:||Epic, Epitome, and the Early Modern Historical Imagination|
|Author||:||Dr Chloe Wheatley|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2013-05-28|