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Published: 09 February 2017

288 Pages


ISBN: 9780198726487

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The Baptized Muse

Early Christian Poetry as Cultural Authority

Karla Pollmann

  • Focuses on early Christian poets whose works have thus far been too often dismissed as epigonal.
  • Highlights the intertextual and exegetical means by which early Christian poets achieved a culturally competitive and highly influential standard in writing poetry directed at an educated (would-be) Christian audience for their edification and education.
  • Fills a considerable gap in our knowledge of the history of European literature, mentality, and thought.
  • Offers a series of individual case studies, taken mainly from the Latin West, highlighting unresolved or striking issues in the poems discussed.
  • An open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 licence