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The Resource Milton and the people, Paul Hammond

Milton and the people, Paul Hammond

Label
Milton and the people
Title
Milton and the people
Statement of responsibility
Paul Hammond
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Who are 'the people' in Milton's writing? They figure prominently in his texts from early youth to late maturity, in his poetry and in his prose works; they are invoked as the sovereign power in the state and have the right to overthrow tyrants; they are also, as God's chosen people, the guardians of the true Protestant path against those who would corrupt or destroy the Reformation. They are entrusted with the preservation of liberty in both the secular and the spiritual spheres. And yet Milton is uncomfortably aware that the people are rarely sufficiently moral, pure, intelligent, or energetic to discharge those responsibilities which his political theory and his theology would place upon them. When given the freedom to choose, they too often prefer servitude to freedom. Milton and the People traces the twists and turns of Milton's terminology and rhetoric across the whole range of his writings, in verse and prose, as he grapples with the problem that the people have a calling to which they seem not to be adequate. Indeed, they are often referred to not as 'the people' but as 'the vulgar', as well as 'the rude multitude', 'the rabble', and even as 'scum'. Increasingly his rhetoric imagines that liberty or salvation may lie not with the people but in the hands of a small group or even an individual. An additional thread which runs through this discussion is Milton's own self-image: as he takes responsibility for defining the vocation of the people, and for analysing the causes of their defection from that high calling, his own role comes under scrutiny both from himself and from his enemies. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UKMGB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hammond, Paul
Dewey number
821.4
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3593
LC item number
.H36 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Volk
Label
Milton and the people, Paul Hammond
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who are 'The People'? -- The young Milton and the writer's vocation -- The anti-prelactical tracts -- The writings on divorce -- Areopagitca -- The English political writings -- The Latin political writings -- The Restoration prose writings -- the major poems: Paradise Lost, Paradise Regain'd, and Samson Agonistes -- Epilogue
Control code
869791843
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 271 p.
Isbn
9780199682379
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014937973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)869791843
Label
Milton and the people, Paul Hammond
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [253]-266) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who are 'The People'? -- The young Milton and the writer's vocation -- The anti-prelactical tracts -- The writings on divorce -- Areopagitca -- The English political writings -- The Latin political writings -- The Restoration prose writings -- the major poems: Paradise Lost, Paradise Regain'd, and Samson Agonistes -- Epilogue
Control code
869791843
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 271 p.
Isbn
9780199682379
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014937973
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)869791843

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