Literature and Dissent in Miltons England by Sharon AchinsteinLiterature and Dissent in Miltons England by Sharon Achinstein

Literature and Dissent in Miltons England

bySharon Achinstein

Paperback | March 31, 2008

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The England of John Milton's great poems was the England of Dissenters, those who refused to join the state church after the return of monarchy in 1660 and were seen as dangerous outcasts and rebels. Sharon Achinstein reveals how a literary tradition of dissent was produced by those who suffered political defeat and religious exclusion in Restoration England. Disclosing a range of writing that has been largely and unjustly neglected, this important study is of interest to Milton scholars and seventeenth-century literary and religious historians.
Sharon Achinstein is Lecturer in English at Oxford University and a Fellow of St Edmund Hall, and has previously taught at the University of Maryland and Northwestern University. She is the author of Milton and the Revolutionary Reader (1994), which won the Milton Society of America's Hanford Prize, and edited Literature, Gender and th...
Title:Literature and Dissent in Miltons EnglandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:316 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:March 31, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521050707

ISBN - 13:9780521050708


Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; 1. Reading dissent; 2. Memory; 3. Prison; 4. Violence; 5. Milton; 6. Enthusiasm; 7. Poetics; 8. Hymn; Coda: enlightenment; Appendix: Milton's burial place; Notes; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This compelling study of the undervalued genres of dissent, especially hymns and funerals, is essential reading for all scholars of seventeenth-century England." - Rachel Warburton, Lakehead University