Milton and the Politics of Public Speech

Milton and the Politics of Public Speech

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Using Hannah Arendta€™s account of the Greek polis to explain Miltona€™s fascination with the idea of public speech, this book reveals what is distinctive about his conception of a godly, republican oratory and poetics. Setting Miltona€™s poetry and prose in the context of Civil War polemic; classical political theory and its early modern reinterpretations; and Renaissance writing on rhetoric and poetic language, the volume culminates in an Arendtian reading of his a€˜Greeka€™ drama Samson Agonistes.... church vestments and hangings and the garments of the wealthy was provided by both male and female practitioners of ... when embroidery functioned as a branch of domestic discipline, some observed approvingly that having mothers andanbsp;...

Title:Milton and the Politics of Public Speech
Author: Dr Helen Lynch
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2015-01-28

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