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Title The Oxford handbook of Milton / edited by Nicholas McDowell and Nigel Smith
Published Oxford, UK ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (738 pages)
Series Oxford handbooks of literature
Oxford handbooks of literature.
Contents Ere half my days : Milton's life, 1608-1640 / Edward Jones -- John Milton : the later life (1641-1674) / Nicholas von Maltzahn -- The adorning of my native tongue : Latin poetry and linguistic metamorphosis / Estelle Haan -- Milton's early English poems : The nativity ode, L'allegro, Il penseroso / Gordon Teskey -- A thousand fantasies : the lady and the Maske / Ann Baynes Coiro -- Lycidas and the influence of anxiety / Nicholas McDowell -- The troubled, quiet endings of Milton's English sonnets / John Leonard -- The anti-Episcopal tracts : republican Puritanism and the truth in poetry / Nigel Smith -- A law in this matter to himself : contextualizing Milton's divorce tracts / Sharon Achinstein -- Whose liberty? : the rhetoric of Milton's divorce tracts / Diane Purkiss -- Milton, Areopagitica, and the parliamentary cause / Ann Hughes -- Areopagitica and liberty / Blair Hoxby -- The strangest piece of reason : Milton's Tenure of kings and magistrates / Stephen M. Fallon -- Milton's regicide tracts and the uses of Shakespeare / Nicholas McDowell -- John Milton, European : the rhetoric of Milton's defences / Joad Raymond -- Defensio prima and the Latin poets / Estelle Haan -- Nothing nobler then a free commonwealth : Milton's later vernacular republican tracts / N.H. Keeble -- Disestablishment, toleration, the New Testament nation : Milton's late religious tracts / Elizabeth Sauer -- Milton and national identity / Paul Stevens -- The genres of Milton's Commonplace book / William Poole -- Milton, the Hartlib circle, the education of the aristocracy / Timothy Raylor -- Conquest and slavery in Milton's History of Britain / Martin Dzelzainis -- De doctrina Christiana : an England that might have been / Gordon Campbell and Thomas N. Corns -- Writing epic : Paradise lost / Charles Martindale -- A mind of most exceptional energy : verse rhythm in Paradise lost / John Creaser -- Editing Milton : the case against modernization / Stephen B. Dobranski -- The world of Paradise lost / Karen L. Edwards -- Paradise lost and heresy / Nigel Smith -- God / Stuart Curran -- Eve, Paradise lost, and female interpretation / Susan Wiseman -- The politics of Paradise lost / Martin Dzelzainis -- Englands case : contexts of the 1671 poems / Laura Lunger Knoppers -- Paradise regained and the memory of Paradise lost / John Rogers -- Samson agonistes and single rebellion / R.W. Serjeantson -- Samson agonistes : the force of justice and the violence of idolatry / Regina M. Schwartz -- Samson agonistes and Milton's sensible ethics / Elizabeth D. Harvey -- Milton epic and bucolic : empire and readings of Paradise lost, 1667-1837 / Anne-Julia Zwierlein -- Miltonic romanticism / Joseph Wittreich
Summary Four hundred years after his birth, John Milton remains one of the greatest and most controversial figures in English literature. The Oxford Handbook of Milton is a comprehensive guide to the state of Milton studies in the early twenty-first century, bringing together an international team of thirty-five leading scholars in one volume. The rise of critical interest in Milton's political and religious ideas is the most striking aspect of Milton studies in recent times, aconsequence in great part of the increasingly fluid relations between literary and historical study. The Oxford Handbook both
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Milton, John, 1608-1674 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Milton, John, 1608-1674 -- Political and social views.
English literature -- 17th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author McDowell, Nicholas, 1973-
Smith, Nigel, 1958-
ISBN 0191743909 (OUP e-book)
0199697884 (paperback)
9780191743900 (OUP e-book)
9780199697885 (paperback)
Other Titles Milton