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Milton: Literature and Life

Blair Worden

in John Milton: Life, Writing, Reputation

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264706
eISBN:
9780191734557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264706.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

In 1660, upon the Restoration of Charles to the English throne, John Milton went into hiding. His treatises Eikonoklastes and Defensio were condemned and burned. Milton faced the prospect of public ... More


The Reticent History: Milton, the Ancient Constitution, and the Feudal Law

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/9780198128977.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies

This chapter discusses the salient inconsistency between John Milton's political tracts and the History of Britain. In the Defensio especially, Milton presents a very different, much more positive ... More


Milton and the Good Old Cause

Thomas N. Corns

in Uncloistered Virtue: English Political Literature, 1640-1660

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128830
eISBN:
9780191671715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128830.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Milton retained a civil service post throughout the 1650s, drawing his final salary for the third quarter of 1659, though he had written little for the State apart from diplomatic correspondence ... More


Milton's Second Defence

Blair Worden

in Literature and Politics in Cromwellian England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230822
eISBN:
9780191696480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230822.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Milton Studies

Defensio Secunda is a response to another Latin work, Regii Sanguinis Clamor, ‘The Cry of the Royal Blood’, which was published anonymously in or around late August 1652. Clamor ... More


Milton and the Protectorate

Blair Worden

in Literature and Politics in Cromwellian England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230822
eISBN:
9780191696480
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230822.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Milton Studies

John Milton welcomed both the coups of 1653. Defensio Secunda supports the attacks of Oliver Cromwell and the army officers on the character of the Rump, endorses its expulsion, and approves its ... More


The Early Polemic against the Socinians

Maria Rosa Antognazza

in Leibniz on the Trinity and the Incarnation: Reason and Revelation in the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100747
eISBN:
9780300144987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100747.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

In the Demonstrationum Catholicarum Conspectus, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz committed himself to the “Depulsio Telorum Socinianorum” (“Driving Away of the Darts of the Socinians”). Here Leibniz ... More


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