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Beyond Greece and Rome: Reading the Ancient Near East in Early Modern Europe

Jane Grogan

Abstract

Though the subject of classical reception in early modern Europe is a familiar one, modern scholarship has tended to assume the dominance of Greece and Rome in engagements with the classical world during that period. The essays in this volume aim to challenge this prevailing view by arguing for the significance and familiarity of the ancient near east to early modern Europe, establishing the diversity and expansiveness of the classical world known to authors like Shakespeare and Montaigne in what we now call the ‘global Renaissance’. And yet global Renaissance studies has tended to look away f ... More

Keywords: classical reception, ancient near east, global Renaissance, travel writing, antiquarianism, early modern Europe, humanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198767114
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198767114.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Grogan, editor
Associate Professor of Renaissance Literature, School of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin, Ireland