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Stoicism, Politics and Literature in the Age of Milton: War and Peace Reconciled

Stoicism, Politics and Literature in the Age of Milton: War and Peace Reconciled

by Andrew Shifflett
     
 

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This book offers a fresh examination of key seventeenth-century writers notably Andrew Marvell, Katherine Philips and John Milton in the context of their common interest in the republican, libertarian and oppositional potential of the philosophical tradition of Stoicism. As a study of the rhetorical and philosophical bases of English neostoicism, this book

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This book offers a fresh examination of key seventeenth-century writers notably Andrew Marvell, Katherine Philips and John Milton in the context of their common interest in the republican, libertarian and oppositional potential of the philosophical tradition of Stoicism. As a study of the rhetorical and philosophical bases of English neostoicism, this book sketches an important new map of political discourse in the civil war period.

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"An original and finely argued book--filled with careful close reading and fine scholarship. Highly recommended for graduate students, researchers, and faculty." Choice

"Stoicism, Politics, and Literature in the Age of Milton is a strong addition to seventeenth-century studies. This relatively slim volume offers a fresh understanding of Stoicism that has the potential to illuminate many more literary texts than are actually discussed here." Modern Philology

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ISBN-13:
9780521101141
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/12/2009
Pages:
188
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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