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The Resource Samson's cords : imposing oaths in Milton, Marvell, and Butler, Alex Garganigo

Samson's cords : imposing oaths in Milton, Marvell, and Butler, Alex Garganigo

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Samson's cords : imposing oaths in Milton, Marvell, and Butler
Title
Samson's cords
Title remainder
imposing oaths in Milton, Marvell, and Butler
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Alex Garganigo
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Imposing oaths in Milton, Marvell, and Butler
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eng
Summary
"In seventeenth-century Britain every debate about loyalty oaths invoked the biblical Samson. Samson's Cords argues that these loyalty tests became an unprecedentedly pervasive feature of life in Restoration England and that writers of satire and epic had no choice but to respond. Alex Garganigo examines the radically different responses of John Milton, Andrew Marvell, and Samuel Butler to the existential crises caused by this explosion of loyalty oaths. After early support, all three developed serious reservations, confronting the irony that while oaths often exclude and destroy, they also include and create. Tackling issues such as performance, ritual, religion, secularization, gender, swearing, republicanism, and citizenship, Garganigo offers original readings of Paradise Lost, Samson Agonistes, An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland, The Rehearsal Transpros'd, and Hudibras."--
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1969-
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Garganigo, Alex
Dewey number
820.9/353
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR431
LC item number
.G37 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Milton, John
  • Marvell, Andrew
  • Butler, Samuel
  • English literature
  • Oaths in literature
  • Butler, Samuel
  • Marvell, Andrew
  • Milton, John
  • English literature
  • Oaths in literature
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Samson's cords : imposing oaths in Milton, Marvell, and Butler, Alex Garganigo
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-319) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Samson's cords in Restoration England -- 1. Conjuring oaths and identities in Hudibras -- 2. Testing the tests in The Rehearsal Transpros'd -- 3. An Horatian oath : the Horatian Ode, secularism, and toleration -- 4. Samson's cords : imposing oaths in Eikonoklastes and Samson Agonistes -- 5. Paradise Lost I : God's swearing by Himself : Milton's troubling coronation oath -- 6. Paradise Lost II : of apples, oaths, and women -- Appendix : A proposal for emending one of Marvell's letters
Control code
1035219146
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 332 pages
Isbn
9781487500986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035219146
Label
Samson's cords : imposing oaths in Milton, Marvell, and Butler, Alex Garganigo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Samson's cords in Restoration England -- 1. Conjuring oaths and identities in Hudibras -- 2. Testing the tests in The Rehearsal Transpros'd -- 3. An Horatian oath : the Horatian Ode, secularism, and toleration -- 4. Samson's cords : imposing oaths in Eikonoklastes and Samson Agonistes -- 5. Paradise Lost I : God's swearing by Himself : Milton's troubling coronation oath -- 6. Paradise Lost II : of apples, oaths, and women -- Appendix : A proposal for emending one of Marvell's letters
Control code
1035219146
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 332 pages
Isbn
9781487500986
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1035219146

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