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Milton"s imperial epic Paradise lost and the discourse of colonialism by J. Martin Evans

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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca, N.Y .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Milton, John, 1608-1674,
  • Political poetry, English -- History and criticism,
  • Epic poetry, English -- History and criticism,
  • Fall of man in literature,
  • Imperialism in literature,
  • Colonies in literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-188) and index.

StatementJ. Martin Evans.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPR3562 .E89 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 194 p. :
Number of Pages194
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL794229M
ISBN 100801432111
LC Control Number95030018

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There were many reasons for pondering the relationship between the Old World and the New as Milton turned his attention back to his long delayed plans for an epic poem in the late s.¹ To begin with, the Commonwealth’s war with Spain had rekindled anti Spanish sentiment, and writers in tune with the mood of the times were busy turning out works based on the so-called “black legend. Written during the crucial first phase of English empire-building in the New World, Milton's epic registers the radically divided attitudes toward the settlement of America that existed in seventeenth-century Protestant England. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Milton's Imperial Epic: Paradise Lost and the Discourse of Colonialism by J. Martin Evans (, Hardcover) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!/5(13). Milton's Imperial Epic:€ A Concise Companion to Milton - Google Books Result Milton, having considered a project not unlike that of Spenser's, chose rather to focus. Milton's.

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John Milton - John Milton - Paradise Lost: Abandoning his earlier plan to compose an epic on Arthur, Milton instead turned to biblical subject matter and to a Christian idea of heroism. In Paradise Lost—first published in 10 books in and then in 12 books in , at a length of alm lines—Milton observed but adapted a number of the Classical epic conventions that distinguish. Written during the crucial first phase of English empire-building in the New World, Milton's epic registers the radically divided attitudes toward the settlement of America that existed in. Written during the crucial first phase of English empire-building in the New World, Paradise Lost registers the radically divided attitudes toward the settlement of America that existed in seventeenth-century Protestant England. Evans looks at the relationship between Milton's epic and the pervasive colonial discourse of Milton's time. Written during the crucial first phase of English empire-building in the New World, Milton's epic registers the radically divided attitudes toward the settlement of America that existed in seventeenth-century Protestant England. Evans looks at the relationship between Paradise Lost and the pervasive colonial discourse of Milton's time.