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Historicizing Milton : spectacle, power, and poetry in Restoration England, Laura Lunger Knoppers

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Historicizing Milton : spectacle, power, and poetry in Restoration England
Title
Historicizing Milton
Title remainder
spectacle, power, and poetry in Restoration England
Statement of responsibility
Laura Lunger Knoppers
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Language
eng
Summary
Although Milton's three major poems, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes, appeared well into the Restoration era, they have long been regarded as belonging philosophically to the earlier seventeenth century. The canonical view is of Milton as a relic in the Restoration - either belated humanist or belated Puritan. Addressing this long-standing anomaly of literary history, Historicizing Milton shows how Milton's major poems respond specifically and powerfully to royalist spectacles of the 1660s and 1670s, spectacles that were intended as displays of divinely approved monarchical power. Laura Lunger Knoppers traces such public spectacles as the execution of the regicides, the exhumation of Cromwell, the punishment of fifth monarchists, and the coronation triumph of Charles II. Drawing on a range of sources, including letters, diaries, newspaper accounts, sermons, royal proclamations, and parliamentary accounts, Knoppers reconstructs the discourses that interpreted and contested spectacles of power and punishment. Milton's poems are part of this oppositional discourse, Knoppers argues, and his revisions of such key terms as martyrdom, treason, joy, glory, and conquest boldly and defiantly challenge the spectacles by which the monarchy constituted and conveyed its power. Questioning the nature of earthly spectacle altogether, Milton rewrites display as inner witness before God alone. His radically iconoclastic art creates a mode of antispectacle, not only exposing but also redefining and appropriating the spectacles of state
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Knoppers, Laura Lunger
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR3592.P64
LC item number
K57 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Milton, John
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Great Britain
  • England
  • Politics and literature
  • Literature and history
  • Political poetry, English
  • Power (Social sciences) in literature
  • Spectacular, The, in literature
  • Aesthetics, British
  • Politique et littérature
  • Littérature
  • Poésie politique anglaise
  • Pouvoir (Sciences sociales) dans la littérature
  • Spectaculaire dans la littérature
  • Aesthetics, British
  • Historiography
  • Literature and history
  • Political and social views
  • Political poetry, English
  • Politics and government
  • Politics and literature
  • Power (Social sciences) in literature
  • Spectacular, The, in literature
  • Paradise lost (Milton)
  • Paradise regained (Milton)
  • Samson Agonistes (Milton)
  • Politiek
  • Restauratie (geschiedenis)
  • Politisches Denken
Label
Historicizing Milton : spectacle, power, and poetry in Restoration England, Laura Lunger Knoppers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-200) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Paradise regained and royal martyrdom
  • Samson Agonistes and the regicides
  • Paradise lost and the politics of joy
  • Milton and the Roman triumph
  • Paradise regained and Venner's uprising
  • Plague, fre, Jeremiad, and Samson Agonistes
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 209 pages
Isbn
9780820315942
Lccn
93023007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28291472
  • (OCoLC)ocm28291472
Label
Historicizing Milton : spectacle, power, and poetry in Restoration England, Laura Lunger Knoppers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-200) 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
  • Paradise regained and royal martyrdom
  • Samson Agonistes and the regicides
  • Paradise lost and the politics of joy
  • Milton and the Roman triumph
  • Paradise regained and Venner's uprising
  • Plague, fre, Jeremiad, and Samson Agonistes
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 209 pages
Isbn
9780820315942
Lccn
93023007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28291472
  • (OCoLC)ocm28291472

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