Representing Revolution in Milton and his Contemporaries: Religion, Politics, and Polemics in Radical Puritanism by David LoewensteinRepresenting Revolution in Milton and his Contemporaries: Religion, Politics, and Polemics in Radical Puritanism by David Loewenstein

Representing Revolution in Milton and his Contemporaries: Religion, Politics, and Polemics in…

byDavid Loewenstein

Paperback | February 26, 2007

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This book is a wide-ranging exploration of the interactions of literature, polemics and religious politics in the English Revolution. Loewenstein highlights the powerful spiritual beliefs and religious ideologies in the polemical struggles of Milton, Marvell and their radical Puritan contemporaries during these revolutionary decades. Loewenstein's portrait of a faction-riven, violent seventeenth-century revolutionary culture is an original and significant contribution to our understanding of these turbulent decades and their aftermath.
David Loewenstien is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He is the author of Milton and the Drama of History: Historical Vision, Iconoclasm, and the Literary Imagination (Cambridge, 1990), which won the Milton Society of America's James Holly Hanford Award for Distinguished book. He is co-editor of Politics, P...
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Title:Representing Revolution in Milton and his Contemporaries: Religion, Politics, and Polemics in…Format:PaperbackDimensions:428 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.94 inPublished:February 26, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Note on abbreviations and citations; Introduction; Part I. Radical Puritanism and Polemical Responses: 1. Lilburne, Leveller polemic and the ambiguities of the Revolution; 2. Gerrard Winstanley and the crisis of the Revolution; 3. Ranter and Fifth Monarchist prophecies: the revolutionary visions of Abiezer Coppe and Anna Trapnel; 4. The War of the Lamb: the revolutionary discourse of George Fox and early Quakerism; 5. Marvell, the saints and the Protectorate; Part II. Milton: Radical Puritan Politics, Polemics and Poetry: 6. Milton, Antichristian revolts and the English Revolution; 7. Radical Puritan politics and Satan's revolution in Paradise Lost; 8. The kingdom within: radical religion and politics in Paradise Regained; 9. The saint's revenge: radical religion and politics in Samson Agonistes; Afterword - two-handed engine: politics and spiritual warfare in the 1671 poems; Notes; Index.

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"Representing Revolution skillfully unpacks the intricacies of mid-century radical literature, and offers riveting and original readings of Milton's major poems. The book is a scholarly masterwork, and is sure to become prominent in the canon of Milton criticism." Prose Studies