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The Resource Representing revolution in Milton and his contemporaries : religion, politics, and polemics in radical Puritanism, David Loewenstein

Representing revolution in Milton and his contemporaries : religion, politics, and polemics in radical Puritanism, David Loewenstein

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Representing revolution in Milton and his contemporaries : religion, politics, and polemics in radical Puritanism
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Representing revolution in Milton and his contemporaries
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religion, politics, and polemics in radical Puritanism
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David Loewenstein
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Language
eng
Summary
"Representing Revolution in Milton and his Contemporaries is a wide-ranging exploration of the interactions of literature, polemics, and religious politics in the English Revolution. Loewenstein highlights the powerful spiritual beliefs and religious ideologies in the polemical struggles of Milton, Marvell, and their radical Puritan contemporaries during these revolutionary decades. By examining a wide range of canonical and non-canonical writers - John Lilburne, Winstanley the Digger, and Milton, amongst others - he reveals how radical Puritans struggled with the contradictions and ambiguities of the English Revolution and its political regimes. Loewenstein's portrait of a faction-riven, violent seventeenth-century revolutionary culture is an original and significant contribution to our understanding of these turbulent decades and their aftermath. By placing Milton's great poems in the context of the period's radical religious politics, this book should be of interest to historians as well as literary scholars."--BOOK JACKET
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Loewenstein, David
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • English literature
  • Christianity and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • English literature
  • Revolutionary literature, English
  • Radicalism
  • Polemics
  • Puritan movements in literature
  • Radicalism in literature
  • Great Britain
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
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Representing revolution in Milton and his contemporaries : religion, politics, and polemics in radical Puritanism, David Loewenstein
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 296-382) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Note on abbreviations and citations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Radical Puritanism and Polemical Responses
  • 1.
  • Lilburne, Leveller polemic, and the ambiguities of the Revolution.
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • Gerrard Winstanley and the crisis of the Revolution.
  • p. 47
  • 3.
  • Ranter and Fifth Monarchist prophecies: the revolutionary visions of Abiezer Coppe and Anna Trapnel.
  • p. 92
  • 4.
  • War of the Lamb: the revolutionary discourse of George Fox and early Quakerism.
  • p. 125
  • 5.
  • Marvell, the saints, and the Protectorate.
  • p. 143
  • Pt. II.
  • Milton: Radical Puritan Politics, Polemics, and Poetry
  • 6.
  • Milton, Antichristian revolts, and the English Revolution.
  • p. 175
  • 7.
  • Radical Puritan politics and Satan's revolution in Paradise Lost.
  • p. 202
  • 8.
  • kingdom within: radical religion and politics in Paradise Regained.
  • p. 242
  • 9.
  • saint's revenge: radical religion and politics in Samson Agonistes.
  • p. 269
  • Afterword: Two-handed engine: politics and spiritual warfare in the 1671 poems.
  • p. 292
  • Notes.
  • p. 296
  • Index.
  • p. 383
Control code
13626720
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 413 p.
Isbn
9780521770323
Lccn
00031261
Label
Representing revolution in Milton and his contemporaries : religion, politics, and polemics in radical Puritanism, David Loewenstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 296-382) and index
Contents
  • Acknowledgements
  • Note on abbreviations and citations
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Radical Puritanism and Polemical Responses
  • 1.
  • Lilburne, Leveller polemic, and the ambiguities of the Revolution.
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • Gerrard Winstanley and the crisis of the Revolution.
  • p. 47
  • 3.
  • Ranter and Fifth Monarchist prophecies: the revolutionary visions of Abiezer Coppe and Anna Trapnel.
  • p. 92
  • 4.
  • War of the Lamb: the revolutionary discourse of George Fox and early Quakerism.
  • p. 125
  • 5.
  • Marvell, the saints, and the Protectorate.
  • p. 143
  • Pt. II.
  • Milton: Radical Puritan Politics, Polemics, and Poetry
  • 6.
  • Milton, Antichristian revolts, and the English Revolution.
  • p. 175
  • 7.
  • Radical Puritan politics and Satan's revolution in Paradise Lost.
  • p. 202
  • 8.
  • kingdom within: radical religion and politics in Paradise Regained.
  • p. 242
  • 9.
  • saint's revenge: radical religion and politics in Samson Agonistes.
  • p. 269
  • Afterword: Two-handed engine: politics and spiritual warfare in the 1671 poems.
  • p. 292
  • Notes.
  • p. 296
  • Index.
  • p. 383
Control code
13626720
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 413 p.
Isbn
9780521770323
Lccn
00031261

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