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dc.contributor.authorAUGER, PAen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-20T15:34:02Z
dc.date.issued2010-09-01en_US
dc.identifier.issn0184-7678en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/7935
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.7227/CE.78.1.5
dc.descriptionImages published with permission of The British Library Board (434.f.10), the Huntington Library and Proquest. Further reproduction is prohibited.
dc.descriptionImages published with permission of The British Library Board (434.f.10), the Huntington Library and Proquest. Further reproduction is prohibited.
dc.descriptionImages published with permission of The British Library Board (434.f.10), the Huntington Library and Proquest. Further reproduction is prohibited.
dc.descriptionImages published with permission of The British Library Board (434.f.10), the Huntington Library and Proquest. Further reproduction is prohibited.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the overlap between natural philosophy and humanist imitation in two works by Thomas Moffet: his reference work Insectorum sive Minimorum Animalum Theatrum (written c.1589) and his poem The Silkewormes, and their Flies (1599). Both works draw extensively on contemporary and classical authors in order to create intertextual collages that look backwards towards the natural unity found in the Garden of Eden. This leads me to argue that The Silkewormes’ compositional style shares more in common with Guillaume de Saluste, Sieur Du Bartas's Sepmaine (1578, 1584) than with Virgilian didactic poetry. I consider throughout Elizabethan notions of authority, composition and originality, and conclude that Silkewormes merits critical attention for its skilful synthesis of diverse material in creating a work appropriate for Mary Herbert and her household at Wilton.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipArts and Humanities Research Councilen_US
dc.format.extent39 - 45en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherManchester University Press: Cahiers Élisabéthainsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofCahiers Elisabethains: late medieval and renaissance English studiesen_US
dc.titleThe Natural History of The Silkewormes and their Fliesen_US
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.7227/CE.78.1.5en_US
pubs.notes18 monthsen_US
pubs.notesOpen Access nowen_US
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences & Law
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences & Law/English and Drama - Staff
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden_US
pubs.volume78en_US


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