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The Elizabethan World Picture: A Study of the Idea of Order in the Age of Shakespeare, Donne and Milton Paperback - 1959

by Eustace M. Tillyard


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This brief and illuminating account of the ideas of world order prevalent in the Elizabethan age and later is an indispensable companion for readers of the great writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries--Shakespeare and the Elizabethan dramatists, Donne and Milton, among many others. The basic medieval idea of an ordered Chain of Being is studied by Professor Tillyard in the process of its various transformations by the dynamic spirit of the Renaissance. Among his topics are: Angels; the Stars and Fortunes; the Analogy between Macrocosm and Microcosm; the Four Elements; the Four Humours; Sympathies; Correspondences; and the Cosmic Dance--ideas and symbols which inspirited the minds and imaginations not only of the Elizabethans but of all men of the Renaissance.

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Those (and they are at present the majority) who take their notion of the Elizabethan age principally from the drama will find it difficult to agree that its world picture was ruled by a general conception of order, for at first sight that drama is anything but orderly.

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This small book has come out of an attempt to write a larger one on Shakespeare's Histories.

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  • Title The Elizabethan World Picture: A Study of the Idea of Order in the Age of Shakespeare, Donne and Milton
  • Author Eustace M. Tillyard
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition [ Edition: First
  • Pages 128
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Vintage, New York
  • Date 1959-10-12
  • ISBN 9780394701622 / 0394701623
  • Weight 0.26 lbs (0.12 kg)
  • Dimensions 7.25 x 4.33 x 0.37 in (18.42 x 11.00 x 0.94 cm)
  • Themes
    • Cultural Region: British
  • Library of Congress subjects Great Britain - History - Elizabeth,, English literature - Early modern, 1500-1700
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 00000000
  • Dewey Decimal Code 820.9

About the author

Eustace Mandeville Wetenhall Tillyard was born in 1889. From 1945 to 1959 he had been Master of Jesus College, Cambridge; 1953-196 President of the International Association of University Professors of English. Among his better known works are: Milton, Poetry Direct and Oblique, Shakespeare's Last Plays, Studies in Milton, and The Epic Strain in the English Novel. He died in Cambridge at the age of seventy-three.
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