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The incarnate text : imagining the book in Reformation England, James Kearney

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The incarnate text : imagining the book in Reformation England
Title
The incarnate text
Title remainder
imagining the book in Reformation England
Statement of responsibility
James Kearney
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: In the course of the Reformation, artistic representation famously came under attack. Statues were destroyed, music and theater were forbidden, and poetry was denounced, all in the name of eradicating superstition and idolatry. The iconoclastic impulse that sparked these attacks, however, proved remarkably productive, generating a profusion of theological, polemical, and literary writing from Catholics and Protestants alike. Reformers like Luther had promised a return to the book, attacking Catholicism as a religion of images and icons. Becoming a religion of the book in the way that Reformers proposed, however, proved impossible: language is inescapably material; books are necessarily things, objects that are seen and touched. The antitheses at the heart of this opposition-word versus thing, text versus image-have had far-reaching effects on the modern world. James Kearney engages with recent work in the history of the book and the history of religion to investigate the crisis of the book occasioned by the Reformation's simultaneous faith in text and distrust of material forms. Drawing in a wide range of topics-from humanism and hermeneutics to secularization and enlightenment, from iconoclasm and anti-Semitism to barbarism and fetishism-and looking to a range of texts-including Erasmus's Jerome, Spenser's Faerie Queene, and Shakespeare's Tempest-The Incarnate Text tells the story of how this crisis of the book helped to change the way the modern world apprehends both texts and things
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Kearney, James
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR418.B66
LC item number
K43 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Material texts
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  • English literature
  • Books in literature
  • Iconoclasm in literature
  • Reformation
  • Literatur
  • Reformation
  • Englisch
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The incarnate text : imagining the book in Reformation England, James Kearney
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-304) and index
Contents
"Relics of the mind" : Erasmian humanism and textual presence -- Rewriting the letter : textual icons and linguistic artifacts in book I of The Faerie Queene -- The reading of the damned : Doctor Faustus and textual conversion -- Book, trinket, fetish : letters and mastery in The Tempest -- Epilogue : Bacon's impossible book
Control code
277118383
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[ix], 312 p.
Isbn
9780812241587
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008050863
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)277118383
Label
The incarnate text : imagining the book in Reformation England, James Kearney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-304) and index
Contents
"Relics of the mind" : Erasmian humanism and textual presence -- Rewriting the letter : textual icons and linguistic artifacts in book I of The Faerie Queene -- The reading of the damned : Doctor Faustus and textual conversion -- Book, trinket, fetish : letters and mastery in The Tempest -- Epilogue : Bacon's impossible book
Control code
277118383
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
[ix], 312 p.
Isbn
9780812241587
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008050863
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)277118383

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