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The Sky in Early Modern English Literature: A Study of Allusions to Celestial Events in Elizabethan and Jacobean Writing, 1572-1620
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Springer Verlag
Publication date May 12, 2011
Pages 111
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781441978134
ISBN-10 1441978135
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.80 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $159.00
Other format details sci/tech
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Astronomy is not just a subject unto itself. We all look at the sky, and it has always been a fertile source of guidance and inspiration in art, music, and literature. This book explores the sky’s appearances in music and art, but focuses most on the sky’s enormous presence in early modern English literature. The author concentrates on William Shakespeare, whose references to the sky far exceed the combined total of all his contemporaries. Venturing into the historical context of these references, the book teaches about the Supernovae of 1572 and 1604, the abundant comets of this period, eclipses, astrology and its relation to the night sky at the time, and the early years of the telescope and how the literature of the time relates to it. This book promises to open doors between two great fields of study by inspiring readers to look for their own connections between astronomy and literature, and by helping them to enjoy the night sky itself more completely.

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Hardcover
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from Springer Verlag (May 12, 2011)
9781441978134 | details & prices | 111 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $159.00
About: Astronomy is not just a subject unto itself.
Paperback
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from Springer Verlag (October 8, 2014); titled "The Sky in Early Modern English Literature: A Study of Allusions to Celestial Events in Elizabethan and Jacobean Writing 1572-1620"
9781493901425 | details & prices | List price $159.00
About: This book explores the sky’s appearances in music and art,  focusing on Shakespeare and early modern English literature.

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