Prophecy and Sibylline Imagery in the Renaissance: Shakespeare 's Sibyls

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This book restores the rich tradition of the Sibyls to the position of prominence they once held in the culture and society of the English Renaissance. The sibyls - figures from classical antiquity - played important roles in literature, scholarship and art of the period, exerting a powerful authority due to their centuries-old connection to prophetic declamations of the coming of Christ and the Apocalypse. The identity of the sibyls, however, was not limited to this particular aspect of their fame, but contained a fluid ...

Prophecy and Sibylline Imagery in the Renaissance: Shakespeare 's Sibyls 2010, Routledge, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780415877923

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