Milton and Republicanism

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David Armitage, Armand Himy, Quentin Skinner
Cambridge University Press, Sep 24, 1998 - History - 281 pages
This volume draws upon 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.
 

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Contents

Miltons classical republicanism
3
Milton and the characteristics of a free commonwealth
25
Great senates and godly education politics and cultural renewal in some pre and postrevolutionary texts of Milton
43
Milton and republican literary strategy
61
Biblical reference in the political pamphlets of the Levellers and Milton 16381654
63
The metaphorical contract in Miltons Tenure of Kings and Magistrates
82
Milton Satan Salmasius and Abdiel
106
Paradise Lost as a republican tractatus theologicopoliticus
118
Popular republicanism in the 1650s John Streaters heroick mechanicks
137
Milton and Marchamont Nedham
156
Milton and the Protectorate in 1658
181
John Milton poet against empire
206
Milton and the republican tradition
227
The Whig Milton 16671700
229
Borrowed language Milton Jefferson Mirabeau
254
Index
272

Milton and the republican experience
135

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