The Battle of the Books: History and Literature in the Augustan Age

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Contents
Illustrationsxi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction1
PARTNE.LITERATURE
1 Wotton vs. Temple13

(1) Temple's career; (2) Temple's Essay; (3) Burnet's Sacred Theory and Fontenelle's Digression; (4) Temple's reply; (5) Preliminary skirmishes and Wotton's Reflections; (6) Temple vs. Wotton: The argument over history; (7) Wotton vs. Temple: The argument over philology

2 Bentley vs. Christ Church47

(1) Bentley vs. Joshua Barnes; (2) Bentley and Wotton; (3) The Christ Church wits; (4) Boyle against Bentley; (5) Wits and learned men; (6) Bentley replies: The Dissertations on the Epistles of Phalaris; (7) Bentley's argument continued; the first exchange ends in a draw

3 Stroke and Counterstroke85

(1) Philosophers look on: Locke and Leibniz; (2) Chronologists join the fray: William Lloyd and (3) Henry Dodwell; (4) William King joins the wits; (5) Christ Church strikes back; (6) Swift's Tale of a Tub and (7) Battle of the Books

4 The Querelle121

(1) A lull in the battle; (2) Charles Perrault and the quarrel over Homer; (3) Boileau leads the defense of antiquity; (4) Satire: Françols de Callières; (5) Madame Dacier resumes the quarrel;

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations xi
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Introduction 1
  • Part One - Literature 11
  • Chapter One - Wotton Vs. Temple 13
  • Chapter Two - Bentley Vs. Christ Church 47
  • Chapter Three - Stroke and Counterstroke 85
  • Chapter Four - The Querelle 121
  • Chapter Five - Ancient Greece and Modern Scholarship 148
  • Chapter Six - Pope's Iliad 181
  • Chapter Seven - Pope and the Quarrel between the Ancients and the Moderns 218
  • Chapter Eight - Bentley's Milton 245
  • Part Two - History 265
  • Chapter Nine - History and Theory 267
  • Chapter Ten - Ancients 291
  • Chapter Eleven - Moderns 327
  • Chapter Twelve - Ancients and Moderns 374
  • Conclusion 414
  • Index 419
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