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Henry Birkhead, Founder of the Oxford Chair of Poetry (1617-1697)

Poetry and the Redemption of History. Studies in British History S. v. 39

By (author) Joan H. Pittock
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Apr 1999
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0773482121
ISBN-13: 9780773482128
Barcode No: 9780773482128
The story of the life of the donor of the Oxford Chair of Poetry - Henry Birkenhead - is told here. Using original sources, this work examines his writings, which relate to his over-riding preoccupation with scholarship and the ways in which he reacted to the times in which he was born, seeing poetry as a living force preserving the ideals not only of his youth, but of a more gracious and spiritual world.

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