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Encyclopedia > 1676 in literature

See also: 1675 in literature, other events of 1676, 1677 in literature, list of years in literature.



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German Literature (12360 words)
Literature as an art suffered by being pressed into the service of religious controversy; it became polemic or didactic, and its prevailing form was prose.
Literature was devoid of originality and substance; the formal side absorbed the chief attention of the writers.
Literature in their hands was a mere product of scholarship, entirely out of touch with the people.
Italian Literature (7594 words)
As another result, Italian literature has borne from its earliest days a strongly marked classicism, not only in the narrow sense of adherence to classical principles of style, but also in the broader sense of respect for tradition.
It fuses, too, the secular motifs of the age; the threads of the amatory conventions of the courtly love, the satiric postures of earlier vernacular writings, the idealization of knightly virtues are all woven into the philosophical-theological tapestry.
These academies were of interest primarily to the scholars and philosophers of the time, and were mainly concerned with subjects tangential to literature; it might even be contended that their influence on literature proper was not a healthy one.
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