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Published: 29 January 2019

312 Pages


ISBN: 9780198834212

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Tragedy as Philosophy in the Reformation World

Russ Leo

  • Draws on a unique archive of writing on tragedy, making available information about many unduly neglected poets, critics, and philosophers
  • Presents English translations of key passages, in many cases for the first time, from crucial works originally published in Latin, Dutch, and Italian
  • Offers an original history of tragedy
  • Illustrates the ways in which a philosophical vision of tragedy was crucial to writers such as Shakespeare and Milton