Download e-book for iPad: Milton among the Puritans: The Case for Historical by Catherine Gimelli Martin

By Catherine Gimelli Martin

ISBN-10: 1138274798

ISBN-13: 9781138274792

ISBN-10: 1409408566

ISBN-13: 9781409408567

Solidly grounded in Milton's prose works and the lengthy historical past of Milton scholarship, Milton one of the Puritans: The Case for historic Revisionism demanding situations many obtained rules approximately Milton's model of Christianity, philosophy, and poetry. It does so mainly by means of retracing his historical past as a good "Puritan poet" and reexamining the strangely tenuous Whig paradigm upon which this background has been equipped. Catherine Martin not just questions the present behavior of "lumping" Milton with the spiritual Puritans yet has the same opinion with an extended line of literary students who locate his values and way of life markedly inconsistent with their ideals and practices. Pursuing this argument, Martin conscientiously reexamines the full spectrum of seventeenth-century English Puritanism from the point of view of the newest and revered scholarship at the topic. Martin additionally explores different, extra secular assets of Milton's inspiration, together with his Baconianism, his Christian Stoic ethics, and his classical republicanism; she establishes the significance of those affects via various direct references, silent yet transparent citations, and normal tropes. All in all, Milton one of the Puritans provides a thorough reassessment of Milton's non secular id; it indicates that many obtained rules in regards to the "Puritan Milton" are neither as customary as so much students think nor as traditionally defensible as such a lot literary critics nonetheless suppose, and resituates Milton's nice poems within the interval once they have been written, the Restoration.

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