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Milton and the rabbis : Hebraism, Hellenism & Christianity

Author: Jeffrey S Shoulson
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2001] ©2001
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Taking as its starting point the long-standing characterization of Milton as a "Hebraic" writer, Milton and the Rabbis probes the limits of the relationship between the seventeenth-century English poet and polemicist and his Jewish antecedents. Shoulson's analysis moves back and forth between Milton's writings and Jewish writings of the first five centuries of the Common Era, collectively known as midrash. In  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey S Shoulson
ISBN: 0231123280 9780231123280 0231123299 9780231123297
OCLC Number: 46951741
Description: xi, 340 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Hebraism and Literary History --
Diaspora and Restoration --
"Taking Sanctuary Among the Jews": Milton and the Form of Jewish Precedent --
The Poetics of Accommodation: Theodicy and the Language of Kingship --
Imagining Desire: Divine and Human Creativity --
"So Shall the World Go On": Martyrdom, Interpretation, and History --
Epilogue: Toward Interpreting the Hebraism of Samson Agonistes.
Responsibility: Jeffrey S. Shoulson.

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Taking as its starting point the long-standing characterization of Milton as a "Hebraic" writer, this book probes the limits of the relationship between Milton and his Jewish antecedents. It shows  Read more...

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