Polite wisdom : heathen rhetoric in Milton's "Areopagitica" (Book, 1995) [WorldCat.org]
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Polite wisdom : heathen rhetoric in Milton's

Polite wisdom : heathen rhetoric in Milton's "Areopagitica"

Author: Paul M Dowling
Publisher: Lanham, Md. Rowman & Littlefield 1995
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Through an analysis of censorship in the "Areopagitica", Paul M. Dowling challenges prevailing views of Milton as a Puritan and grapples with a perennial political issue. He argues that the poet's  Read more...


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Named Person: John Milton; John Milton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul M Dowling
ISBN: 0847680525 9780847680528 0847680533 9780847680535
OCLC Number: 832650527
Notes: Literaturangaben. Includes index
Description: XXXII, 113 Seiten
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction: "Historicizing" Milton Chapter 2 Shrewd Frontispieces: "To the Parliament of England" Chapter 3 Use (or Abuse) of History Chapter 4 The Christian Authorities Chapter 5 The Insufficiency of Licensing Chapter 6 The Harm of Licensing Chapter 7 Digression on the "Nation" Chapter 8 The Peroration: "What is Appropriate for Each" Chapter 9 Conclusion: "Polite Wisdom" Chapter 10 Appendix: Events in The Life of John Milton
Responsibility: Paul M. Dowling


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. . . reopens the question of Milton's orthodoxy by taking a fresh look at what is really going on behind the complex wandering syntax and elusive allusivenes of the great poet's prose. -- Paul A. Read more...

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