Milton in context / [edited by] Stephen B. Dobranski
- Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- xxv, 523 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Dobranski, Stephen B.
- 1. Biography / Annabel Patterson -- 2. Composition process / Juliet Lucy -- 3. Early lives / Edward Jones -- 4. Letters, verse letters, and gift-texts / Cedric C. Brown -- 5. Milton on himself / Stephen M. Fallon -- 6. Poetic tradition, dramatic / Ann Baynes Coiro -- 7. Poetic tradition, epic / Anthony Welch -- 8. Poetic tradition, pastoral / Barbara K. Lewalski -- 9. Prose style / Walter S. H. Lim -- 10. Verse and rhyme / John Creaser -- 11. Critical responses, early / John Rumrich -- 12. Critical responses, 1825-1970 / P. J. Klemp -- 13. Critical responses, recent / J. Martin Evans -- 14. Later publishing history / John T. Shawcross -- 15. Translations / Christophe Tournu -- 16. Visual arts / Wendy Furman-Adams -- 17. Astronomy / Dennis Danielson -- 18. The book trade / Stephen B. Dobranski -- 19. The Caroline court / Nicholas McDowell -- 20. Catholicism / Joan S. Bennett -- 21. The civil wars / James Loxley -- 22. Classical literature and learning / Stella P. Revard -- 23. Education / Gregory Chaplin -- 24. The English Church / Neil Forsyth -- 25. The Interregnum / David Loewenstein -- 26. Italy / Catherine Gimelli Martin -- 27. Law / Lynne Greenberg -- 28. Literary contemporaries / Albert C. Labriola -- 29. Logic / Phillip J. Donnelly -- 30. London / Ian W. Archer -- 31. Manuscript transmission / Randall Ingram -- 32. Marriage and divorce / Shigeo Suzuki -- 33. Music / Diane McColley -- 34. The natural world / Karen L. Edwards -- 35. The New World / Amy Boesky -- 36. Pamphlet wars / N. H. Keeble -- 37. Philosophy / Pitt Harding -- 38. Reading practices / Elizabeth Sauer -- 39. The Restoration / Joad Raymond -- 40. Theology / William Poole -- App. Chronology of Milton's major works / Juliet Lucy.
- "Few early modern poets engaged more fully with their historical circumstances than John Milton. A pamphleteer, government employee, and writer of occasional verse, Milton did not retreat from public life even after his political hopes were dashed by the Restoration. This volume investigates the various ways in which Milton's works and experiences emerged from the culture and events of his time. In a series of concise, engaging essays, an international group of scholars examines both the social conditions of Milton's life and the broader intellectual currents that shaped his writings and reputation. A uniquely wide range of topics is covered: from biography to translations, from astronomy to philosophy, and from the English Church to the civil wars. Milton in Context is an accessible reference work that both students and scholars will turn to again and again to enrich their understanding of Milton's writings and his world."--BOOK JACKET.
- 9780521518987 (hardback) and 0521518989 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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