John Milton Prose,

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Beschreibung

Regarded by many as the equal of Shakespeare in poetic imaginationand expression, Milton was also a prolific writer of prose,applying his potent genius to major issues of domestic, religiousand political liberty. This superbly annotated newpublication is the most authoritative single-volume anthology yetof Milton's major prose works. * Uses Milton's original language, spelling andpunctuation * Freshly and extensively annotated * Notes provide unrivalled contextual analysis as well asilluminating the wealth of Milton's allusions and references * Will appeal to a general readership as well as to scholarsacross the humanities



Autorentext

David Loewenstein is Helen C. White Professor of English and the Humanities at the University of WisconsinMadison, USA. His books include Representing Revolution in Milton and his Contemporaries: Religion, Politics, and Polemics in Radical Puritanism (2001), which received the Milton Society of America's James Holly Hanford Award for Distinguished Book. He is the author of Treacherous Faith: The Specter of Heresy in Early Modern English Literature and Culture (2013). He has co-edited The Cambridge History of Early Modern English Literature (2002), Early Modern Nationalism and Milton's England (2008), and The Complete Works of Gerrard Winstanley (2009). He is an Honored Scholar of the Milton Society of America.



Klappentext

Regarded by many as the equal of Shakespeare in poetic imagination and expression, Milton was also a prolific writer of prose who explored, with great acuity and originality, his frequently dissenting and controversial views on religion, politics, and liberty. This new and extensively annotated edition of his major prose works presents them in their original language, spelling, and punctuation, and demonstrates Milton's continued relevance. It shows why Milton's rich, varied prose works are justly reckoned among his greatest achievements, analyzing such major topics as freedom of the press, religious toleration and liberty of conscience, gender, marriage, the dangers of tyranny, and the significance of political debate and dissent.

The exhaustive notes compiled for this edition illuminate the complexities of the shifting contemporary political and religious contexts in which Milton wrote and published his major prose works, even as they elucidate the wealth of Milton's biblical, classical, and topical allusions. Most crucially for contemporary readers, his prose writings address the meanings and consequences of different kinds of liberty: religious, political, domestic, and individual.



Inhalt

Note on This Edition and Abbreviations viii

Acknowledgements ix

List of Illustrations x

Chronology xi

Introduction xvi

MILTON'S PROSE TEXTS

1. Prolusions: 1

Prolusion VI 3

Prolusion VII 13

2. Of Reformation 22

3. The Reason of Church-Government Urg'd against Prelaty (selections) 61

4. An Apology Against a Pamphlet (selections) 92

5. The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce 103

6. Of Education 170

7. Areopagitica; A Speech of Mr. John Milton 181

8. Tetrachordon (selections) 214

9. The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates 243

10. Eikonoklastes (selections) 275

11. A Second Defence of the English People 319

12. A Treatise of Civil Power in Ecclesiastical Causes 377

13. Considerations Touching the Likeliest Means to Remove Hirelings out of the Church 398

14. The Readie and Easie Way to Establish a Free Commonwealth 426

15. Of True Religion, Hæresie, Schism, and Toleration 448

16. Selections from Milton's Private Letters 459

17. De Doctrina Christiana (selections) 470

18. The Life of Mr. John Milton by Edward Phillips 558

Select Bibliography 573

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Produktinformationen

Titel
John Milton Prose,
Untertitel
Major Writings on Liberty, Politics, Religion, and Education
Autor
Editor
EAN
9781118325667
ISBN
978-1-118-32566-7
Format
E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller
Wiley-Blackwell
Herausgeber
Wiley-Blackwell
Genre
Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft
Veröffentlichung
05.11.2012
Digitaler Kopierschutz
Adobe-DRM
Dateigrösse
6.23 MB
Anzahl Seiten
608
Jahr
2012
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