Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 April 2015

208 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719091087

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Montaigne and Shakespeare

The emergence of modern self consciousness

Robert Ellrodt

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Traces the evolution of self-consciousness in literary, philosophical and religious writings from Antiquity to the Renaissance and demonstrates that its early modern forms first appeared in the Essays and in Shakespearean drama
  • Explores a new form of spontaneous self-awareness, first traced in the Essays of Montaigne and in some soliloquies of Shakespearean characters
  • Will appeal to students and readers with an interest in the historical evolution of modes of thought