John Milton was celebrated and denounced in his own time both as a poet and as a polemicist.
Author: John Milton
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Literary Collections
John Milton was celebrated and denounced in his own time both as a poet and as a polemicist. Today he is remembered first and foremost for his poetry, but his great epic Paradise Lost was published very late in his life, in 1667, and in his own time most readers more readily recognised Milton as a writer of prose. This superbly annotated new book is an authoritative edition of Milton's major prose works, including Of Education, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates and the Divorce tracts, as well as the famous 1644 polemical tract on the opposing licensing and censorship, Areopagitica.
John Milton (1608?1674) was the author also of Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained and served as Latin secretary to Oliver Cromwell during the Commonwealth.
Author: John Milton
As poet, statesman, and pamphleteer, John Milton remains one of the singular champions of liberty in the annals of history. Even in his mediations on theology Milton strove to demonstrate that liberty?of conscience?is one of the inviolable rights of free peoples. In his theological writings he seeks to unite ancient philosophy and the authority of the Judeo-Christian scriptures to support the concept of free, republican government. During the crises that wracked English life and liberties during the seventeenth century, Milton's was one of the indispensable voices and pens. He published several revolutionary manifestos, two works defending regicide, and of course the famous Areopagitica, or defense of freedom of expression and the press against censorship. John Alvis has collected into a superb one-volume edition all of Milton's political writings of enduring importance. These include the entirety of Areopagitica, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates, A Defence of the People of England, The Second Defence of the People of England, The Readie and Easie Way to Establish a Free Commonwealth, and Mr. John Milton's Character of the Long Parliament. John Milton (1608?1674) was the author also of Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained and served as Latin secretary to Oliver Cromwell during the Commonwealth. John Alvis is Professor of English and Director of the American Studies Program at the University of Dallas.
This prose-work is one of the classics that encapsulates Milton's speech for the liberty of unlicensed printing to the parliament of England. Milton has squabbled against the Licensing order of 1643.
Author: John Milton
This prose-work is one of the classics that encapsulates Milton's speech for the liberty of unlicensed printing to the parliament of England. Milton has squabbled against the Licensing order of 1643. The book is a significant philosophical defense of the liberated and emancipated speech and stands apart in the annals of history. Worth-read and timeless!
But certain, if execution be remiss or blindfold now, and in this particular, what
will it be hereafter and in other books? If then the Order shall not be vain and
frustrate, behold a new labour, Lords and Commons, ye must repeal and
proscribe all ...
Author: John Milton
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
An uncompromising defender of liberty as well as a sublime poet, John Milton published the "Areopagitica" in 1644, at the height of the English Civil War. The impetus arose from Parliament's Licensing Order, which censored all printed materials and ultimately led to arrests, book burnings, and other authoritarian abuses. Milton's polemic, strengthened by biblical and classical allusions, remains enduringly significant and ranks among the world's most eloquent defenses of the right to free speech. In addition to the "Areopagitica," this collection of Milton's most significant prose works includes "Of Education," a tract on educational reform; "Meditation Upon Divine Justice and The Death of King Charles the First," a rationale for the overthrow of the monarchy; "The Doctrine and Disciple of Divorce," in which the author urges the enactment of a virtually unheard-of reform allowing divorce for incompatibility and the right of remarriage; and "Autobiographical Extracts," featuring highlights from Milton's memoirs.
But certain , if execution be remiss or blindfold now , and in this particular , what
will it be hereafter , and in other books ? If then the order shall not be vain and
frustrate , behold a new labour , lords and commons , ye must repeal and
The selection from John Milton's Areopagitica (Appendix A1) is taken from Project
Gutenberg (www.gutenberg.org) and corrected by reference to the text in Areopagitica and Other Political Writings of John Milton, edited by John Alvis ...
Author: John Stuart Mill
Publisher: Broadview Press
In this work, Mill reflects on the struggle between liberty and authority and defends the view that “the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others.” He questions attempts to limit freedom of conscience and religion, freedom to pursue one’s own interests, and freedom to unite, and he defends a liberal political and social order in which there is considerable room for personal development and freedom of association. This new Broadview Edition demonstrates the ways in which Mill’s intellectual landscape differed markedly from our own, while also drawing attention to the reasons why the work remains relevant and essential reading in the present day. Appendices include antecedents to Mill’s work, critical discussions by his contemporaries, and related writings by Mill. Please note: Broadview offers two separate editions of On Liberty. The Kahn edition is particularly relevant to readers who are interested in how the work is situated in the history of political philosophy, whereas the Alexander edition is recommended to those most interested in the work’s Victorian literary and social contexts.
Published in 1926, and dedicated to “The Other One,” this is a book of general
interest, and I recommend it to you. ... Forster's Home Service talk on Milton's Areopagitica (26 November 1944) appeared in the Listener, 32 (7 December
Author: Jeffrey M. Heath
Category: Literary Collections
These essays, lectures, memoirs, and broadcasts are the thought-provoking products of Forsters engagement with the literary, political, and social events of his time.
This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode.
Author: John Milton
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Literary Criticism
This authoritative edition was originally published in the acclaimed Oxford Authors series under the general editorship of Frank Kermode. It brings together a unique combination of Milton's poetry and prose - all the English verse together with a generous selection from the major prosewritings - to give the essence of his work and thinking.Milton's influence on English poetry and criticism has been incalculable, and this edition covers the full range of his poetic and political output. It includes Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, and Samson Agonistes as well as major prose works such as Areopagitica and The Tenure of Kings andMagistrates. As well as all the English and Italian verse, the volume includes most of the Latin and Greek verse in parallel translation. Spelling has been modernized, and the poems are arranged in order of publication, essential to an understanding of the progress of Milton's career in relationto the political and religious upheavals of his time. The extensive notes cover syntax, vocabulary, historical context, and biblical and classical allusions. The introduction traces both Milton's changing conception of his own vocation, and the critical reception his work has received over the pastfour centuries.
Poetical works. Ed Patrick Hume 1695. Poetical works. 2 vols 1705. Poetical works. 2 vols 1707, 1720 (with Addison's essays), 1725, 1727, 1730, 1731, ... Areopagitica and Of education, with autobiographical passages from other prose works.
Author: George Watson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 1 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
Even staunch conservatives, who typically worry that indecent speech of one kind
or another will lead to moral decline ... Areopagitica and Other Political Writings
of John Milton, (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund 1999), 1-51, at 38. behind a cloak of ...
Author: Glen Newey
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Political Science
Freedom of expression has long been cherished as a liberal ideal. But in the political climate of the new millennium free expression finds itself under assault. Muslims greeted the publication by a Danish newspaper of cartoons depicting the prophet Muhammad with outrage. The Pope was forced to issue an apology after Muslims denounced his remarks about a Byzantine emperor as anti-Islamic. Meanwhile in the UK, the play Behzti was cancelled after protests by Sikhs and Christian activists attempted to force the BBC not to screen Jerry Springer: the Opera. The political establishment, as well as religious activists, has also tried to gag free speech. Moves to ban inciting religious hatred and “glorifying” acts of terrorism, have stirred up political ferment. In several jurisdictions Holocaust denial is already outlawed. The advent of the internet, with its lack of regulation, has fuelled long-standing feminist concerns about pornography. Child pornography has become rampant on the web. This collection explores the new challenges to free expression posed by cultural and political conflict and by technological change. It asks whether classical and modern liberalism still carry conviction against challenges to liberal orthodoxy. The contributors ask how to weigh the claims of free expression against other fundamental rights such as group membership, personal privacy, and the protection of the public sphere both as a discursive realm, and as a cultural space. Together they tackle the key questions facing free expression today: What does free expression mean in an age of global communications? How, if at all, can it be traded against other goods? Can free speech survive, given the growing awareness of its costs?