Echos De La Reforme dans la Litterature de Langue Francaise de 1520 a 1620

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In French.


“The subject of Doris Creegan’s Echos de la Reforme . . . is the impact of Protestantism on French literature during the Age of Reformation. This is a very large subject; it requires immense learning, not only knowledge and understanding of sixteenth-century French literature but also the tangled political and religious history of the age. Moreover, to carry out the study one must be able to explain the intellectual currents of the Age of Humanism, trace the passage of ideas from Italy to France, and show how they became intertwined with efforts to reform religion. Doris Creegan has done all this. . . . What she brings to her book is not only vast learning but also formidable powers of concentration and organization. The book is a tour de force.” – Warren Roberts

“Doris Creegan has written a highly readable survey of one of the most exciting periods of French history as well as French literature: the sixteenth century. . . . no one until now has provided an account from an exceptionally interesting vantage point: the Reformation as seen through some of its best literary achievements in French. . . . One of the attractive features of this book is the large number of quotations (taken from the best scholarly editions) from texts that are not always readily available. . . . As a Renaissance scholar, I was impressed by the soundness of Creegan’s bibliography and the clever way she uses it for her specific purpose.” – Ray Ortali

Table of Contents

Table of contents:
Avant-Propos; Preface; Introduction
1. ORIENTATION GENERALE: Définitions – Renaissance, Humanisme, Réforme; Portrait d’un siècle; De Luther à Calvin
2. LES EVANGELIQUES ET EURS SYMPATHISANTS: Erasme; Lefèvre d’Etaples; Rabelais; Clément Marot; Marguerite de Navarre, évangélique et mystique
3. LES PSAULMES ET LEURS TRADUCTEURS: Les Psaulmes, Instruments didatiques; Clément Marot; Calvin et Théodore de Bèze; Sujets d’inspiration poétique; épigones et rivaux – Desportes, Baïf
4. ECRITS POLEMIQUES SUSCITES PAR LES EVENEMENTS DE L’EPOQUE: Ronsard – Discours des misères de ce temps; La Satyre Ménippée; Jean de la Taille, Le Prince nécessaire
5. DRAMATURGES ET POETES DE LA REFORME: le théatre: Jean de la Taille L’Art de la tragédie; Théodore de Bèze Abraham sacrifiant; Thèmes religieux et leurs auteurs; La poésie
6. DEUX GRANDS POEMES EPIQUES: Du Bartas La Première Sepmaine; Agrippa d’Aubigné Les Tragiques
Conclusion; Bibliography

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