Milton and the Middle Ages

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Bucknell University Press, 1982 - History - 189 pages
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Refuting the view that Milton was an antimedievalist, the eight essays presented here approach him from the interdisciplinary perspectives of historical, theological, literary, philosophical, and pictorial concerns, and illuminate the many areas in which Milton's work grew out of medieval art and culture.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Introduction
11
Angelic Tact Raphael on Creation
21
Milton on the Eucharist Some Second Thoughts about Sacramentausm
32
The Scholastick Grosnesse of Barbarous ages The Question of the Humanism of Miltons Understanding of Virtue
59
Sway and Subjection Natural Causation and the Portrayal of Paradise in the Summa Theologica and Paradise Lost
73
Looking Back without Anger Miltons Of Education
91
Milton among the Monks
103
The Medieval View of Christian History in Paradise Lost
115
Miltons Samson and the Iconography of Wordly Vice
135
Milton and the Roman de la Rose Adam and Eve at the Fountain of Narcissus
153
Personalia
183
Index
185
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