The Resource Time's purpled masquers : stars and the afterlife in Renaissance English literature, Alastair Fowler

Time's purpled masquers : stars and the afterlife in Renaissance English literature, Alastair Fowler

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Time's purpled masquers : stars and the afterlife in Renaissance English literature
Title
Time's purpled masquers
Title remainder
stars and the afterlife in Renaissance English literature
Statement of responsibility
Alastair Fowler
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Alastair Fowler's fascinating study describes forgotten Renaissance beliefs about stellification (an afterlife in the stars through transformation into stellar or angelic substance after death), and explores the extraordinary prominence of astronomical imagery in Renaissance literature. The new astronomy of Copernicus and Brahe, far from working against religious beliefs, encouraged hopes of access to the uncorrupted spheres. Seventeenth-century Christians of various persuasions believed in a stellar afterlife. Fowler's many-faceted book traces these ideas in literature, masque, architecture, and the pursuit of fame
  • Time's Purpled Masquers first characterizes the Renaissance as a period of reform and of theological focus on nature, rather than of desacralization. It goes on to show how astronomical discoveries led to new hopes of access to the uncorrupted translunary spheres. Alastair Fowler then examines evidence for a widespread belief in stellification. Further chapters relate this belief to the long-standing association of posthumous fame with the stars, and survey traces of the hope of stellification in various cultural forms
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fowler, Alastair
Index
index present
LC call number
PR428.A77
LC item number
F69 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Astronomy, Renaissance
  • Astronomy in literature
  • Immortality in literature
  • Future life in literature
  • Heaven in literature
  • Renaissance
  • Stars in literature
  • Death in literature
  • Figures of speech
  • Engels
  • Letterkunde
  • Sterrenkunde
  • Leven na de dood
  • Onsterfelijkheid
  • Astronomie de la Renaissance
  • Figures de rhétorique
  • Astronomie
  • Immortalité
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Littérature anglaise
  • Paradis
  • Mort
  • Astronomy in literature
  • Astronomy, Renaissance
  • Death in literature
  • English literature
  • Figures of speech
  • Future life in literature
  • Heaven in literature
  • Immortality in literature
  • Renaissance
  • Stars in literature
  • England
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Time's purpled masquers : stars and the afterlife in Renaissance English literature, Alastair Fowler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [129]-163) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Histories of Heaven -- 2. Stellar Afterlives -- 3. Trumpets and Asterisms -- 4. Obelisks and Pyramids
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
171 pages
Isbn
9780198183402
Lccn
95040023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33208355
  • (OCoLC)ocm33208355
Label
Time's purpled masquers : stars and the afterlife in Renaissance English literature, Alastair Fowler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [129]-163) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Histories of Heaven -- 2. Stellar Afterlives -- 3. Trumpets and Asterisms -- 4. Obelisks and Pyramids
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
171 pages
Isbn
9780198183402
Lccn
95040023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)33208355
  • (OCoLC)ocm33208355

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