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Milton, Rights and Liberties
     

Milton, Rights and Liberties

by Christophe Tournu, Neil Forsyth
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783039112364
Publisher:
Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
Publication date:
11/29/2006
Pages:
533
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The Editors: Christophe Tournu is Associate Professor of English at the School of Law in Grenoble, France. He organized the 8th International Milton Symposium in Grenoble and is the author of Théologie et politique dans l’œuvre en prose de John Milton (2000) and of Milton, Mirabeau: rencontre révolutionnaire (2002). He was commissioned by the Comité National du Livre to make the first translation into French of the Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce, which was published in 2005, and he coedited a collection of essays entitled Milton et le droit au divorce (2005).
Neil Forsyth has degrees from Cambridge and Berkeley. He is Professor of Modern English Literature at the Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, and the author of The Old Enemy: Satan and the Combat Myth and The Satanic Epic.

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