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

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  • Date Published: February 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521101141

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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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    • 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

    Introduction
    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.

  • Author

    Andrew Shifflett, University of South Carolina

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