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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Table of ContentsIntroduction; 1. Conflict and constancy in seventeenth-century England; 2. Andrew Marvell: the Stoicism of nature, war and work; 3. Katherine Philips: the Stoicism of hatred and forgiveness; 4. Jonson, Marvell, Milton: the Stoicism of friendship and imitation; 5. John Milton: the Stoicism of history and providence; Notes; Index.