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

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Illustrations
The frontispiece to Swift's Battle of the Books (1710) frontis
The frontispiece to A Tale of a Tub (1710)113
The frontispiece to the English translation of François de Callières's Histoire poétique de la guerre réemment déclarée entre les anciens et les modernes (1714)130
The shield of Achilles designed by Jean Boivin147
The Apotheosis of Homer177
Alexander Pope's design for the shield of Achilles214
Charles Jervas's engraving of the bust of Homer for Pope's Iliad215
The frontispiece to Alexander Pope's Dunciad Variorum (1729)237
An illustrated page of antiquities and fossils from the new edition of Camden's Britannia, ed. Edmund Gibson (1695)333
A Saxon manuscript illustration of St. Dunstan from Hickes's Thesaurus (1703-1705)357
Some Roman inscriptions in Horsley's Britannia Romana (1731)395
A map of the Roman wall from Horsley's Britannia Romana (1731)399

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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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