The Matter of Revolution: Science, Poetry, and Politics in the Age of Milton

The Matter of Revolution: Science, Poetry, and Politics in the Age of Milton

by John H. Rogers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801485258

ISBN-13: 9780801485251

Pub. Date: 05/28/1998

Publisher: Cornell University Press

John Rogers here addresses the literary and ideological consequences of the remarkable, if improbable, alliance between science and politics in seventeenth-century England. He looks at the cultural intersection between the English and Scientific Revolutions, concentrating on a body of work created in a brief but potent burst of intellectual activity during the period…  See more details below

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John Rogers here addresses the literary and ideological consequences of the remarkable, if improbable, alliance between science and politics in seventeenth-century England. He looks at the cultural intersection between the English and Scientific Revolutions, concentrating on a body of work created in a brief but potent burst of intellectual activity during the period of the Civil Wars, the Interregnum, and the earliest years of the Stuart Restoration. Rogers traces the broad implications of a seemingly outlandish cultural phenomenon: the intellectual imperative to forge an ontological connection between physical motion and political action.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801485251
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
1,328,149
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1The Power of Matter in the English Revolution1
2Marvell, Winstanley, and the Natural History of the Green Age39
3Marvell and the Action of Virginity70
4Chaos, Creation, and the Political Science of Paradise Lost103
5Milton and the Mysterious Terms of History144
6Margaret Cavendish and the Gendering of the Vitalist Utopia177
Conclusion - Adamant Liberals: The Failure of the Matter of Revolution212
Bibliography229
Index251

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