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The Background to Milton's History

Nicholas von Maltzahn

in Milton's History of Britain: Republican Historiography in the English Revolution

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128977
eISBN:
9780191671753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128977.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter discusses John Milton's preparation as a national historian. In particular, by observing the History of Britain in the genre of the national history, the peculiarity of some of Milton's ... More


Milton on the Ancient Britons

Nicholas von Maltzahn

in Milton's History of Britain: Republican Historiography in the English Revolution

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128977
eISBN:
9780191671753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128977.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter discusses John Milton's writings on ancient Britons. The dispute over British history is demonstrated. Milton's early references to the British myth give it increasing political ... More


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