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The Resource A history of European literature : the West and the world from antiquity to the present, Walter Cohen

A history of European literature : the West and the world from antiquity to the present, Walter Cohen

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A history of European literature : the West and the world from antiquity to the present
Title
A history of European literature
Title remainder
the West and the world from antiquity to the present
Statement of responsibility
Walter Cohen
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Language
eng
Summary
Walter Cohen argues that the history of European literature and of each of its standard periods can be illuminated by comparative consideration of the different literary languages within Europe and of the relationship of European literature to world literature. The global history of literature from the ancient to the present can be divided into five main, overlapping stages. European literature emerges from world literature before the birth of Europe-during Antiquity, whose Classical languages are the heirs to the complex heritage of the Old World. That legacy is later transmitted by Latin to the various vernaculars. The distinctiveness of this process lies in the gradual displacement of Latin by a system of intravernacular leadership dominated by the Romance languages. An additional unique feature is the global expansion of Western Europe's languages and characteristic literary forms, especially the novel, beginning in the Renaissance. This expansion ultimately issues in the reintegration of European literature into world literature, in the creation of today's global literary system.--
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1949-
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Cohen, Walter
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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European literature
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A history of European literature : the West and the world from antiquity to the present, Walter Cohen
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 507-580) and index
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volume
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
I. Introduction -- Part 1: Antiquity -- 2. The old world literary system -- 3. Empire and its discontents in classical Latin -- Part 2: The vernacular: from the Middle Ages to early modernity -- 4. The vernacular -- 5. Medieval epic -- 6. Medieval lyric -- 7. Medieval narrative after 1100 -- 8. Language, literature, and popular culture in the Age of Reformation -- Part 3: Early modernity -- 9. The representation of empire in the Renaissance, 1: Europe and the Mediterranean -- 10. The representation of empire in the Renaissance, 2: global perspectives -- 11. Eurasian literature through the eighteenth century -- Part 4: Modernity -- 12. Nineteenth-century poetry: romanticism and after -- 13. Nineteenth-century fiction -- 14. Jewishness and modernist fiction -- 15. World literature and contemporary fiction -- 16. Conclusion
Control code
ocn952182371
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 612 pages
Isbn
9780198732679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)952182371
Label
A history of European literature : the West and the world from antiquity to the present, Walter Cohen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 507-580) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Introduction -- Part 1: Antiquity -- 2. The old world literary system -- 3. Empire and its discontents in classical Latin -- Part 2: The vernacular: from the Middle Ages to early modernity -- 4. The vernacular -- 5. Medieval epic -- 6. Medieval lyric -- 7. Medieval narrative after 1100 -- 8. Language, literature, and popular culture in the Age of Reformation -- Part 3: Early modernity -- 9. The representation of empire in the Renaissance, 1: Europe and the Mediterranean -- 10. The representation of empire in the Renaissance, 2: global perspectives -- 11. Eurasian literature through the eighteenth century -- Part 4: Modernity -- 12. Nineteenth-century poetry: romanticism and after -- 13. Nineteenth-century fiction -- 14. Jewishness and modernist fiction -- 15. World literature and contemporary fiction -- 16. Conclusion
Control code
ocn952182371
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 612 pages
Isbn
9780198732679
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)952182371

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