Representing Revolution in Milton and His Contemporaries
Religion, Politics, and Polemics in Radical Puritanism
By (author) David Loewenstein
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Representing Revolution in Milton and His Contemporaries by David Loewenstein
Book DescriptionDavid Loewenstein's 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. His 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, it should be of interest to historians as well as literary scholars.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521032988
(228mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - David Loewenstein
David Loewenstien is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of Milton and the Drama of History: Historical Vision, Iconoclasm, and the Literary Imagination (Cambridge, 1990), which won the Milton Society of America's James Holly Hanford Award for Distinguished book. He is co-editor of Politics, Poetics, and Hermeneutics in Milton's Prose (Cambridge, 1990) and of the forthcoming Cambridge History of Early Modern Literature.
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