Milton and Republicanism

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Januar 2006



Historians and literary critics offer a comprehensive thematic assessment of Milton's political and literary career.


Preface; Part 1. Defining Milton's Republicanism: 1. Milton's classical republicanism Martin Dzelzainis; 2. Milton and the characteristics of a free commonwealth Thomas N. Corns; 3. Great senates and godly education: politics and cultural renewal in some pre- and post-revolutionary texts of Milton Cedric C. Brown; Part II. Milton and Republican Literary Strategy: 4. Biblical reference in the political pamphlets of the Levellers and Milton, 1638-1654 Elizabeth Tuttle; 5. The metaphorical contract in Milton's Tenure of Kings and Magistrates Victoria Kahn; 6. Milton, Satan, Salmasius and Abdiel Roger Lejosne; 7. Paradise Lost as a republican 'tractatus theologico-politicus' Armand Himy; Part III. Milton and the Republican Experience: 8. Popular republicanism in the 1650s: John Streater's 'heroick mechanicks' Nigel Smith; 9. Milton and Marchamont Nedham Blair Worden; 10. Milton and the protectorate in 1658 Martin Dzelzainis; 11. John Milton: poet against Empire David Armitage; Part IV. Milton and the Republican Tradition: 12. The Whig Milton, 1667-1700 Nicholas von Maltzahn; 13. Borrowed language: Milton, Jefferson, Mirabeau Tony Davies.


'This is a summary of the inconsistent - some might say incoherent - positionings that define Milton's intervention in the affairs and ideals of Interregnum politics. The thirteen essays in the present volume, Milton and Republicanism, make an important contribution to our understanding of the welter of conflict and commitment that is the world of Miltonic politics. This book also stands as the most visible evidence to date of the impact that recent British historians of mid-seventeenth-century England have made on the study, especially among literary scholars, of Milton's poetry and prose.' John Rogers, The Journal of English and Germanic Philology 'Milton and Republicanism ... deserves a warm welcome for at last bringing Milton studies fully in contact with ... developments in the history of political thought.' David Norbrook, The Times Literary Supplement
EAN: 9780521551786
ISBN: 0521551781
Untertitel: 'Ideas in Context'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2006
Seitenanzahl: 296 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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