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Stoicism, Politics and Literature in the Age of Milton : War and Peace Reconciled - Andrew Shifflett

Stoicism, Politics and Literature in the Age of Milton

War and Peace Reconciled

Hardcover Published: 14th October 2011
ISBN: 9780521592031
Number Of Pages: 188

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This book offers a fresh examination of key seventeenth-century writers in the context of their common interest in the republican, libertarian and oppositional potential of the philosophical tradition of Stoicism. Stoicism in England involved not actual withdrawal from society but an intense kind of literacy - reading and writing focused on Seneca, Tacitus, Lucan and Lipsius as they could be seen to comment on contemporary political situations and ideological problems. Through subtly nuanced close readings of Marvell, Katherine Philips and Milton, Andrew Shifflett shows that these writers had more in common than previous philosophical, political and aesthetic categories have allowed.

"An original and finely argued book--filled with careful close reading and fine scholarship. Highly recommended for graduate students, researchers, and faculty." Choice "Stoicism, Politics, and Literature in the Age of Milton is a strong addition to seventeenth-century studies. This relatively slim volume offers a fresh understanding of Stoicism that has the potential to illuminate many more literary texts than are actually discussed here." Modern Philology

Introduction
Conflict and Constancy in Seventeenth-Century England
Andrew Marvell: The Stoicism of Nature, War, and Work
Katherine Philips: The Stoicism of Hatred and Forgiveness
Jonson, Marvell, Milton: The Stoicism of Friendship and Imitation
John Milton: The Stoicism of History and Providence
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ISBN: 9780521592031
ISBN-10: 0521592038
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 14th October 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.45