Enter secularisation: Heinsius's De tragoediae constitutione

Somos, Mark (2010) Enter secularisation: Heinsius's De tragoediae constitutione. History of European Ideas, 36 (1). pp. 19-38. ISSN 0191-6599

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In his "De tragoediae constitutione" (1611) Heinsius rearranged the text of Aristotle's "Poetics", and built on it a new general theory of drama, literature and speech. The new system was designed to render Christian exemplars and Christian theories of internalisation, pedagogy and motivation impossible to maintain, and thereby sidestep one of the most divisive issues in the intellectual debates of the Reformation. Irenicist secularisation is a major cause of Heinsius's impact on German, English and French literary theory.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Depositing User: Mark Somos
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:01
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2012 13:44
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/18990
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