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Historicizing Milton : spectacle, power, and poetry in Restoration England

Author: Laura Lunger Knoppers
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Although Milton's three major poems, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes, appeared well into the Restoration era, they have long been regarded as belonging philosophically to the earlier seventeenth century. The canonical view is of Milton as a relic in the Restoration - either belated humanist or belated Puritan. Addressing this long-standing anomaly of literary history, Historicizing Milton  Read more...
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Named Person: John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Lunger Knoppers
ISBN: 082031594X 9780820315942
OCLC Number: 28291472
Description: xi, 209 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Paradise regained and royal martyrdom --
Samson Agonistes and the regicides --
Paradise lost and the politics of joy --
Milton and the Roman triumph --
Paradise regained and Venner's uprising --
Plague, fre, Jeremiad, and Samson Agonistes.
Responsibility: Laura Lunger Knoppers.
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Although Milton's three major poems, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes, appeared well into the Restoration era, they have long been regarded as belonging philosophically to the earlier seventeenth century. The canonical view is of Milton as a relic in the Restoration - either belated humanist or belated Puritan. Addressing this long-standing anomaly of literary history, Historicizing Milton shows how Milton's major poems respond specifically and powerfully to royalist spectacles of the 1660s and 1670s, spectacles that were intended as displays of divinely approved monarchical power. Laura Lunger Knoppers traces such public spectacles as the execution of the regicides, the exhumation of Cromwell, the punishment of fifth monarchists, and the coronation triumph of Charles II. Drawing on a range of sources, including letters, diaries, newspaper accounts, sermons, royal proclamations, and parliamentary accounts, Knoppers reconstructs the discourses that interpreted and contested spectacles of power and punishment. Milton's poems are part of this oppositional discourse, Knoppers argues, and his revisions of such key terms as martyrdom, treason, joy, glory, and conquest boldly and defiantly challenge the spectacles by which the monarchy constituted and conveyed its power. Questioning the nature of earthly spectacle altogether, Milton rewrites display as inner witness before God alone. His radically iconoclastic art creates a mode of antispectacle, not only exposing but also redefining and appropriating the spectacles of state.

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