Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800

  • Series Name: Literature Criticism from 1400-1800 Series
  • Volume 239
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  • ISBN-10: 1569956502
  • ISBN-13: 9781569956502
  • DDC: 809
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • Shipping Weight: 2.15 lbs ( .98 kgs)
  • 488 Pages | Print | Hardcover
  • Previous Editions: 2015, 2015, 2015
  • © 2015 | Published
  • Newer Edition Available



Literature Criticism From 1400-1800 assembles critical responses to the literatures of the 15th through the 18th centuries, covering writers and works of fiction, poetry, drama, journalism, philosophy, political theory, science, math and other genres from every region of the world. Each of the more than 200 volumes in this long-standing series profiles approximately 3-6 writers, works or topics by providing full-text or excerpted criticism reproduced from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals. Clear, accessible introductory essays followed by carefully selected critical responses allow end-users to engage with a variety of scholarly views and conversations about authors, works and literary topics. Introductory essays are written and entries compiled by professional literature researchers and other subject matter experts. A full citation and annotation precede each of the approximately 50 essays per volume; many include an author portrait. The series currently covers more than 500 authors and also includes numerous entries focusing on literary topics and individual works. Student's writing papers or class presentations, instructors preparing their syllabi, or anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the period will find this a highly useful resource.

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Literature Criticism from 1400-1800 Series

Turn to this authoritative international resource for complete critical coverage of the careers and works of the greatest writers and thinkers of the late Middle Ages, the Renaissance, and the Restoration eras. Detailed entries offer students and other researchers access to a variety of important interpretations of historical periods, literary trends and topics, and the achievements of noteworthy individuals.

Features and Benefits

  • Entries included in this volume: Mark Akenside, Francis Bacon, and Juan Alfonso de Baena.

What's New

  • Author, nationality, topic, and title indexes.

Table of Contents

Mark Akenside 1721-1770 (English poet, nonfiction writer, and physician).
Francis Bacon 1561-1626 (Entry devoted to the treatise "The Advancement of Learning", 1605).
Juan Alfonso de Baena c. 1375-c. 1434 (Entry devoted to the poetry collection "Cancionero de Baena", c. 1425).

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World Literature and Its Times helps students and researchers make connections between political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. Each volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from a particular country and region, representing approximately 50 works. The detailed essays are approximately 10 pages in length and offer the following features:

  • Introductory profile -- an overview that discuss genre, time, place and other important elements with a synopsis and introduction that places the work in the context of the authors' life
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Additional features include illustrations; maps; author and title tables of contents; sidebars; timelines; advisor information; and an alphabetical index of authors, titles, events and personalities.

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