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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:   Print 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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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Lunger Knoppers
ISBN: 082031594X 9780820315942
OCLC Number: 28291472
Description: xi, 209 pages : illustrations ; 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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This work shows how Milton's major poems respond to royalist spectacles of the 1660s and 1670s. Knoppers argues that Milton's revisions of such key terms as martyrdom, treason, joy, glory and  Read more...

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