Milton and the Ends of Time

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Juliet Cummins
Cambridge University Press, 2003 - 254 pages
In Milton and the Ends of Time, a team of leading international scholars addresses Milton's treatment of millennial and apocalyptic ideas, topics of major importance in the religious and philosophical thought of his day. The subject has wide-ranging ramifications for the interpretation of Milton's poetry and prose, as his speculations on the ends of time played a vital part in shaping the Miltonic quest and vision. This collection provides a broad range of approaches to Milton, including Milton and the visual arts, Milton's politics and theology, and Milton and science.
 

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Contents

Those thoughts that wander through eternity I
1
Milton and the millennium
13
Christs College millenarians
29
from the Nativity Ode
42
Milton Ophiucus
82
Milton vs Milton
96
the apocalypse the millennium
106
John Martins apocalyptic illustrations to Paradise Lost
123
immanent
144
Matter and apocalyptic transformations in Paradise Lost
169
apocalypse and the loss
184
The apocalypse in Paradise Regained
202
Inspiration and melancholy in Samson Agonistes
224
Index
250
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