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Author Hackenbracht, Ryan, author

Title National reckonings : the Last Judgment and literature in Milton's England / Ryan Hackenbracht
Published Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 213 pages)
Contents Milton and the faithful remnant : locating the nation in the early poetry -- Postponing the Last Judgment : biblical sovereignty and political messianism in Hobbes's Leviathan -- Turning swords into plowshares : Diggers, Ranters, and radical eschatologies of class revolution -- The fire and the scythe : hermeticism, husbandry, and Welsh politics in the works of Thomas and Henry Vaughan -- The trial of Charles I and the redemption of fallen community in Milton's Paradise lost
Summary "Shows how Milton, Hobbes, and other seventeenth-century English writers used expectation of the world's end to invent new and radical ideas of the nation"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 01, 2019)
Subject Christianity and politics -- England -- History -- 17th century.
English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Eschatology in literature.
Judgment Day in literature.
Nationalism in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018047137
ISBN 1501731084 (electronic book)
1501731092 (electronic book)
9781501731082 (electronic book)
9781501731099 (electronic book)