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Du Bartas' Legacy in England and Scotland

Peter Auger


Guillaume de Saluste Du Bartas (1544–90) is an essential figure for understanding the diversity and strength of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English poetry. His works were read, translated, and imitated more widely than any other non-biblical literary work in early modern England and Scotland, leading Scottish and French literary culture to shape the development of English epic poetry and inspire new kinds of popular devotional verse. Thanks to James VI and I’s support, Du Bartas’ scriptural poems became emblems of international Protestantism that were cherished even more highly in Engla ... More

Keywords: early modern, poetry, James VI and I, Protestantism, Protestant poetics, reception, translation, divine epic, imitation, knowledge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198827818
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198827818.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Auger, author
Lecturer in Early Modern Literature, University of Birmingham