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Barbarous Antiquity

Reorienting the Past in the Poetry of Early Modern England

Miriam Jacobson

In the late 16th century English merchants began to trade directly with the Ottoman world, not only creating an appetite for imported commodities but also bringing such words as ‘indigo’ and ‘tulip’ into the language. Jacobson examines this cultural influence on English literature of the period, revealing how poets’ use of Eastern language and imagery reoriented a poetic tradition that was based on adherence to classical Latin and Greek models.
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  • Publisher: Pennsylvania UP
  • Year: 2014
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 296pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9780812246322
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.6kg
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