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Milton and Republicanism : Ideas in Context - David Armitage

Milton and Republicanism

Ideas in Context

By: David Armitage (Editor), Armand Himy (Editor), Quentin Skinner (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 11th January 2006
ISBN: 9780521551786
Number Of Pages: 296

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This volume draws on the expertise of both historians and literary critics to examine the classical sources of Milton's republicanism, the genesis of that republicanism in the 1640s, its disappointment in the 1650s and its presence in his work (particularly in Paradise Lost) after the Restoration. Milton's prose works and his poetry are given equal coverage, making this the first collaborative volume to attempt a comprehensive thematic assessment of his political and literary career.

'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

Preface
Defining MiltonÆs Republicanism
MiltonÆs classical republicanism Martin Dzelzainis
Milton and the characteristics of a free commonwealth
Great senates and godly education: politics and cultural renewal in some pre- and post-revolutionary texts of Milton
Milton and Republican Literary Strategy
Biblical reference in the political pamphlets of the Levellers and Milton, 1638-1654
The metaphorical contract in MiltonÆs Tenure of Kings and Magistrates
Milton, Satan, Salmasius and Abdiel
Paradise Lost as a republican ætractatus theologico-politicusÆ
Milton and the Republican Experience
Popular republicanism in the 1650s: John StreaterÆs æheroick mechanicksÆ
Milton and Marchamont Nedham
Milton and the protectorate in 1658
John Milton: poet against Empire
Milton and the Republican Tradition
The Whig Milton, 1667-1700
Borrowed language
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ISBN: 9780521551786
ISBN-10: 0521551781
Series: Ideas in Context
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 11th January 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.61