Ronsard And The Age Of Gold..
Bound in original amber cloth, gilt, with contrasting green title label, gilt, in price clipped pictorial dust wrapper. A very good copy.
At The University Press.,
8vo. 6 x 9 inches. xiv + 212 +  pp.
Illustrated by 8 pages of black and white plates, by 10 text figures and by map. Decorated by publisher's device on title page.
A study of the concept of The Age of Gold as exemplified in the poetry of Pierre de Ronsard (1524-85), the greatest poet of the French Renaissance, by Elizabeth Annette Armstrong (1917-2001), scholar of French literature. The myth of The Age of Gold, inherited from classical antiquity, told of previous era of human happiness without war or want.
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