seventeenth century background studies in the thought of the age in relation to poetry and religion. by Willey, Basil

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  • Seventeenth century.,
  • Religious thought -- 17th century.,
  • Theology, Doctrinal -- History -- Great Britain.,
  • Philosophy, Modern -- History.,
  • English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.

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LC ClassificationsB1131 .W5, B1131 .W5
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 315 p.
Number of Pages315
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Open LibraryOL14380896M

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