Milton and the Ends of Time by Juliet CumminsMilton and the Ends of Time by Juliet Cummins

Milton and the Ends of Time

EditorJuliet Cummins

Paperback | February 17, 2011

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A team of leading international scholars addresses Milton's treatment of millennial and apocalyptic ideas, topics of major importance in the religious and philosophical thought of his day. With wide-ranging ramifications for the interpretation of Milton's poetry and prose, his speculations on the ends of time played a vital part in shaping the Miltonic quest and vision. This collection provides a broad range of approaches to studying Milton, including the visual arts, politics and theology, and science.
Title:Milton and the Ends of TimeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:266 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:February 17, 2011Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:052118004X

ISBN - 13:9780521180047

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Table of Contents

List of contributors; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction: 'Those thoughts that wander through eternity' Juliet Cummins; Part I. Millennium: 1. Milton and the Millennium Barbara K. Lewalski; 2. Mede, Milton and More: Christ's College Millenarians Sarah Hutton; 3. Milton and Millenarianism: from the Nativity Ode to Paradise Regained Stella P. Revard; 4. Astronomical signs in Paradise Lost: Milton, Ophiucus and the Millennial debate Malabika Sarkar; 5. The Millennial moment: Milton vs. 'Milton' William B. Hunter; 6. Confusion: the apocalypse, the millennium John T. Shawcross; Part II. Apocalypse: 7. John Martin's apocalyptic illustrations to Paradise Lost Beverley Sherry; 8. The enclosed garden and the apocalypse: immanent versus transcendent time in Milton and Marvell Catherine Gimelli Martin; 9. Matter and apocalyptic transformations in Paradise Lost Juliet Cummins; 10. 'New heavens, new earth': apocalypse and the loss of sacramentality in the Postlapsarian books of Paradise Lost Claude N. Stulting, Jr.; 11. The apocalypse in Paradise Regained Ken Simpson; 12. Inspiration and melancholy in Samson Agonistes Karen Edwards; Afterword: 'The Time is Come' David Loewenstein.

Editorial Reviews

"The high quality and diverse disciplines represented in the volume will appeal to scholars in many fields as well as stimlating new readings by Miltonists. The work adds a necessary contribution to the complex field of seveteenth-century eschatology." Renaissance Quarterly, Margaret J. Arnold