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Milton's angels : the early-modern imagination

Author: Joad Raymond
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Milton's Angels' is a study of writing - theological, scientific, political, and poetic - about angels in 16th century and 17th century Britain. It demonstrates that angels were integral to the Protestant imagination and argues that 'Paradise Lost' is a poem about angels that is both literal and sublimely imaginative.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton; John Milton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joad Raymond
ISBN: 9780199560509 0199560501 9780199657711 0199657718 9780191701801 0191701807
OCLC Number: 655292717
Notes: Includes index.
Awards: Winner of Winner of Roland H. Bainton Prize for Literature 2011.
Description: xviii, 465 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Protestant angels, poets, the imagination --
Understanding angels. Angelographia : writing about angels --
Angelology : knowledge of angels --
A stronger existence : angels, polemic, and radical speculation, 1640-1660 --
Conversations with angels : the Pordages and their angelical world --
The fleshly imagination and the Word of God --
Spiritual gifts : angels, inspiration, and prophecy --
Milton's angels. Can angels feign? --
Look homeward angel : angelic guardianship and nationhood --
Angels in Paradise lost --
The natural philosophy of angels --
"With the tongues of angels" : angelic communication --
Literature and representation. Dryden's fall : dreams, angels, freewill --
Conclusion : angels and literary representation.
Responsibility: Joad Raymond.

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