Transmission and transgression : cultural challenges in early modern England

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Une étude des interactions entre philosophie, littérature et science dans les champs de l'art et de l'histoire des idées, en Angleterre au XVIe siècle. Les auteurs analysent notamment la transmission du savoir grâce à l'essor de l'imprimerie, et les façons de le transgresser. ©Electre 2024

Transmission and transgression

This volume aims at exploring the reinvention of philosophy, literature and science in the early modem era to show how writers and readers collectively engaged in redefining the transmission of knowledge, whether ancient or newly discovered. In its first section, the contributors deal with religious, ideological and philosophical issues ; in the second, they tackle art and science, while, in the third, they provide new insights about travelling and the circulation of ideas.

These ten chapters thus relate transmission to the fundamental role of transgression by considering English writers and their challenging ideas in the context of their engagement with a flowering print market. The importance of public discourse as well as of memory and tradition, along with the need for renewal and reform which redefined England's identity, are therefore being explored here. As the book refines on previous generalisations on the interacting concepts of transmission and transgression in early modem England, it also addresses the following questions : is there such a thing as a specifically English transgressive aesthetics ? Can it be seen as a philosophy ? Eventually, does transgression necessarily deny its own sources ?

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Paru le : 26/06/2014

Thématique : Essais et théories - Dictionnaire Essais sur littérature antique et Moyen-âge

Auteur(s) : Non précisé.

Éditeur(s) : Presses universitaires de Provence

Collection(s) : Textuelles

Contributeur(s) : Directeur de publication : Sophie Chiari - Directeur de publication : Hélène Palma

Série(s) : Non précisé.

ISBN : 978-2-85399-940-3

EAN13 : 9782853999403

Reliure : Broché

Pages : 208

Hauteur: 24.0 cm / Largeur 16.0 cm

Épaisseur: 1.2 cm

Poids: 374 g