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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." ChoiceSee more reviews
"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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- Date Published: February 2009
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521101141
- length: 188 pages
- dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11 mm
- weight: 0.28kg
- contains: 5 b/w illus.
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
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
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