Milton, Rights and Liberties

Milton, Rights and Liberties

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Publisher's Synopsis

On July 14th, 1790, a key figure in the French Revolution honoured Milton as a founding father of the French republic. In the light of this connection, it was appropriate that the 8th International Milton Symposium (7-11 June 2005) was held in Grenoble, cradle of the French Revolution. But the connection of Milton and Rights takes us well beyond the specific link with France, and the fascinating selection of essays assembled in this volume, many by leading Milton scholars, addresses the question in the poetry as well as the prose. Milton's fervent but changing attitude to liberties is debated from various points of view, so that the volume contains essays on topics ranging from the musical adaptations of Samson Agonistes to its angrily argued parallel with contemporary terrorism, from air pollution in Paradise Lost to Milton's supposed Puritanism and putative parallels with a French pornographer.

Book information

ISBN: 9783039112364
Publisher: Lang, Peter, AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen
Imprint: Peter Lang
Pub date:
DEWEY: 821.4
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 533
Weight: 760g
Height: 157mm
Width: 247mm
Spine width: 34mm