menu
 
(0)
 
John Milton : Life, Work, and Thought
by Campbell, Gordon; Corns, Thomas N.

Overview -
This book re-examines scrupulously the writings and the life records of John Milton, in the context of a proper understanding of the recent developments in seventeenth-century historiography. Milton's thought has often been too simply described. The approach here is to interrogate more sceptically notions like puritanism, republicanism, radicalism, and dissent. A more complex story emerges, of Milton's culturally rich but ideologically conformist early decades, and of his radicalisation during the later years of Laudianism. We track the internal dynamics of English puritanism in the 1640s and the impact that has on his own convictions. In the 1650s Milton's thought and beliefs were reconciled to the role as public servant. In the 1660s a renewed confidence carried him towards the completion of his greatest project, Paradise Lost, and his final years were ones of creative fulfilment and renewed political engagement. Amid the discontinuities occasioned by shifting political circumstance, by the exigencies of polemical context, and the diversity of genres in which he wrote, Milton emerged as a major political thinker and significant systematic theologian, as well as the most eloquent prose writer and most accomplished poet of the age. A more human Milton appears in these pages, flawed, self-contractory, self-serving, arrogant, passionate, ruthless, ambitious, and cunning, as well as the literary genius who achieved so much.

  Read Full Product Description
 
Hardcover
$24.99

In Stock with our New/Used Market Vendor. Allow up to 30 days for delivery. Tracking is not available for this item.

FREE Shipping is not available for this item.help

 
 

Seller Information

Crestview Books
Westerville, OH, USA

John Milton: Life, Work, and ThoughtJohn Milton: Life, Work, and Thought (Hardcover)
Pub. Date: 2008-11-15
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Price: $12.50
Seller: Lee Jones-Hubert, Bookseller, Richmond, Va, USA
Condition: Good in good jacket
Notes: Former library copy, ships same or next day with tracking.
John Milton: Life, Work, and ThoughtJohn Milton: Life, Work, and Thought (Hardcover)
Pub. Date: 2008
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Price: $20.37
Seller: WeBuyBooks, Waterfoot, Lancashire, GBR
Condition: Good in good dust jacket.
Notes: Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
 
 
  •  
    [-] Other Available FormatsSeller InformationPrice
    John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought (Hard cover)
    Pub. Date: 2008
    Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    Condition: Very Good.
    Notes: Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 488 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white, Maps. The first biography of Milton based on original research for 40 years, and first to take account of new thinking about 17th-century England. Milton is seen here as flawed, passionate, ruthless, and ambitious, as well as one of the most accomplished writers of the time and author of the most influential narrative poem in English.

    worldofbooks
    Goring-By-Sea, WEST SUSSEX, GBR
    $63.00
    John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2008-11-15
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Condition: Good

    One Stop Shop Bookstore
    Memphis, TN, USA
    $36.95
    John Milton Life, Work, and Thought (Hard cover)
    Pub. Date: 2008
    Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
    Description: New Book Original US edition, We Ship to PO BOX Address also.
    Condition: Brand New

    discount_scientific_books
    Sterling Heights, MI, USA
    $46.38
    John Milton (HARDBACK)
    Pub. Date: 2008
    Publisher: Oxford University Press OUP
    Condition: New
    Notes: P xiii + 488, Maps.

    Media Smart
    Hawthorne, CA, USA
    $50.15
    John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2008
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Condition: Good

    Bonita
    Newport Coast, CA, USA
    $67.72
    John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2008
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Condition: New

    More Books
    MIAMI, FL, USA
    $75.26
    John Milton: Life, Work, and Thought (Hardcover)
    Pub. Date: 2008
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Condition: New

    Bonita
    Newport Coast, CA, USA
    $110.88
 
 

More About John Milton by Campbell, Gordon; Corns, Thomas N.
 
 
 
Overview

This book re-examines scrupulously the writings and the life records of John Milton, in the context of a proper understanding of the recent developments in seventeenth-century historiography. Milton's thought has often been too simply described. The approach here is to interrogate more sceptically notions like puritanism, republicanism, radicalism, and dissent. A more complex story emerges, of Milton's culturally rich but ideologically conformist early decades, and of his radicalisation during the later years of Laudianism. We track the internal dynamics of English puritanism in the 1640s and the impact that has on his own convictions. In the 1650s Milton's thought and beliefs were reconciled to the role as public servant. In the 1660s a renewed confidence carried him towards the completion of his greatest project, Paradise Lost, and his final years were ones of creative fulfilment and renewed political engagement. Amid the discontinuities occasioned by shifting political circumstance, by the exigencies of polemical context, and the diversity of genres in which he wrote, Milton emerged as a major political thinker and significant systematic theologian, as well as the most eloquent prose writer and most accomplished poet of the age. A more human Milton appears in these pages, flawed, self-contractory, self-serving, arrogant, passionate, ruthless, ambitious, and cunning, as well as the literary genius who achieved so much.

This item is fulfilled by our new and used marketplace. For more information, view our glossary of terms and abbreviations.
 
Details
  • PID: 16120066511
  • ISBN-13: 9780199289844
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Seller: Crestview Books
    Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Included
    Notes: Nice hardback and jacket. Light wear. Owner's name inside. Text is clean, unmarked. (Shelf location: BI4) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included.