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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 King’s Body: Eikon Basilike and the Royalists in Exile at Home and Abroad

Margaret J. M. Ezell

in The Oxford English Literary History: Volume V: 1645–1714: The Later Seventeenth Century: Companion Volume

Published in print:
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
eISBN:
9780191849572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780191849572.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The trial and execution of Charles I by Parliament generated many accounts ranging from ballads to Eikon Basilike, a text believed to have been written by Charles himself during his final days. ... More


The Traitors of Heaven and Earth

Alison A. Chapman

in The Legal Epic: Paradise Lost and the Early Modern Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226435138
eISBN:
9780226435275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435275.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter argues that Milton taps contemporary early modern debates about the nature of treason for his depiction of sin in Paradise Lost. Political upheavals in the middle of the seventeenth ... More


Milton’s Essay of Dramatic Poesy: Samson Agonistes

Ann Baynes Coiro

in Milton in the Long Restoration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769774
eISBN:
9780191822605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769774.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Milton Studies, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Samson Agonistes engages with two heated Long Restoration debates: the use of rhymed verse in tragedy and the status of the tragic chorus. Each might seem pedantic now or merely technical, but they ... More


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