Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2010

320 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719079702

Bookseller Code (06)

European Erotic Romance

Philhellene Protestantism, renaissance translation and English literary politics

Victor Skretkowicz

Published by Manchester University Press

The Manchester Spenser MUP

  • The first to demonstrate how erotic romance became a weapon in the religious and political wars of Renaissance Europe This ground breaking study identifies the rhetorical and political relationships between the European editions and translations of the Greek erotic romances and English Renaissance literature Provides a new political and rhetorical perspective on the Greco-Roman writings of Sir Philip Sidney, Shakespeare and Lady Mary Sidney Wroth Readers are carefully guided through the argument in steps
  • Ample quotation ensures that prior knowledge of the primary texts is unnecessary