Arenas of Conflict: Milton and the Unfettered Mind

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Kristin Pruitt McColgan, Charles W. Durham
Susquehanna University Press, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 290 pages
The nineteen essays in this collection explore such varied fields of argument as John Milton's authorship of the Christian Doctrine, his adaptations of source material, his engagement in political controversies, his attitudes toward gender in Paradise Lost and Samson Agonistes, and his reflection of seventeenth-century obstetrics and anticipation of modern chaos theory in Paradise Lost. In their sometimes complementary, sometimes contradictory, and consistently interrogative views of Milton and his work, these essays offer an "arena of conflict" for future studies.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Ramblings in Elucidation of the Authorship of the Christian
41
Miltons History of Britain and the One Just
65
A Fraternal Harmony
77
Lady Alice
93
Paradise Lost and the Paradoxes of Political
107
The Politics of Love in Paradise Lost
120
The Wages of Sin and the Laws
161
The Education of Miltons Good Angels
193
SeventeenthCentury Obstetrics
212
Milton and the Winds of Folly
227
Paradisal Appetite and Cusan Food in Paradise Lost
239
Dalila Eve and the Concept of Woman in Miltons Radical
251
Dalila Misogyny and the De Casibus Tradition
261
Filling in the Spaces in the Biblical Text
271
Contributors
282

Raphaels Roles in the Book of Tobit
183

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