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McGrath, Patrick J.

Early Modern Asceticism

Literature, Religion, and Austerity in the English Renaissance

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PRESS

    60,95 € / $70.00 / £47.99*

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    Publication Date:
    2020
    Copyright year:
    2020
    To be published:
    February 2020
    ISBN
    978-1-4875-3199-7
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    Overview

    Aims and Scope

    Challenging contemporary perceptions of the ascetic in the early modern period, this book explores asceticism as a vital site of religious conflict and literary creativity, rather than merely a vestige of a medieval past.

    Details

    248 pages
    UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PRESS
    Language:
    English
    Keyword(s):
    Early modern literature;religion;Renaissance;Reformation;body/soul;self;self-denial;poetry;asceticism;early modern literature;the body;Donne;Milton;Marvell;Bunyan;austerity
    Readership:
    College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;

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    McGrathPatrick J.:

    Patrick J. McGrath is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

    Reviews

    Brooke Conti, Department of English, Cleveland State University:

    "Patrick J. McGrath explores the surprisingly varied ways that asceticism persisted after the Reformation; one of the pleasures of this project is the way it upends assumptions about how asceticism persists and who might be attracted to it."

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