[Milton-L] Milton Among the Puritans

Tony Demarest tonydemarest at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 6 12:27:11 EST 2011


But if you had, it would have been kind and literate-
T

From: cbartonphd1 at verizon.net
To: milton-l at lists.richmond.edu
Subject: Re: [Milton-L] Milton Among the Puritans
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2011 11:13:26 -0500










Thanks, Tony, but I can't take 
credit for the review: that was Amazon's (or Ashgate's).

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: 
  Tony 
  Demarest 
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  AM
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  Puritans
  
A timely text- and as usual, a kind and literate review from Dr 
  Barton-
  Brava yourself-
  

  Tony


  
  From: cbartonphd1 at verizon.net
To: milton-l at lists.richmond.edu
Date: 
  Thu, 6 Jan 2011 11:06:38 -0500
Subject: [Milton-L] Milton Among the 
  Puritans


  
  

  
  
    
    
       
      Milton among the Puritans 
Catherine Gimelli Martin 
        

        
          
          
            Price: 
            $99
  I haven't seen an announcement for this anywhere else, but I did recently 
  receive a message from Amazon.com that Catherine Gemelli Martin's _Milton 
  Among the Puritans_ has been released, and would like to congratulate 
  Catherine on its publication. What a lovely way to being the year, and brava, 
  Catherine!
   
  Here's the "product description" according to Amazon:
   
  
  Hardcover: 300 pages 
  Publisher: Ashgate (November 1, 2010) 
  Language: English 
  ISBN-10: 1409408566 
  ISBN-13: 978-1409408567 
   
  
  Solidly grounded in Milton's prose 
  works and the long history of Milton scholarship, "Milton among the Puritans: 
  The Case for Historical Revisionism" challenges many received ideas about 
  Milton's brand of Christianity, philosophy, and poetry. It does so chiefly by 
  retracing his history as a great 'Puritan poet' and reexamining the 
  surprisingly tenuous Whig paradigm upon which this history has been built. 
  Catherine Martin not only questions the current habit of 'lumping' Milton with 
  the religious Puritans but agrees with a long line of literary scholars who 
  find his values and lifestyle utterly inconsistent with godly beliefs and 
  practices. Pursuing this argument, Martin carefully reexamines the whole 
  spectrum of seventeenth-century English Puritanism from the standpoint of the 
  most recent and respected scholarship on the subject. Martin also explores 
  other, more secular sources of Milton's thought, including his Baconianism, 
  his Christian Stoic ethics, and his classical republicanism; she establishes 
  the importance of these influences through numerous direct Baconian 
  references, silent but clear citations, and typical tropes. All in all, Milton 
  among the Puritans presents a radical reassessment of Milton's religious 
  identity; it shows that many received ideas about the 'Puritan Milton' are 
  neither as long-established as most scholars believe nor as historically 
  defensible as most literary critics still assume, and resituates Milton's 
  great poems in the period when they were written, the Restoration. 
  
  About the Author
  Catherine Gimelli Martin is Dunavant 
  Professor of English at the University of Memphis, USA. 
   
  Carol Barton, Ph.D.
   
  A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
"What we think, or what we know, or what we 
  believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence 
  is what we do."
 -John Ruskin, author, art critic, and social reformer 
  (1819-1900) 
   
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