John Milton, Radical Politics, and Biblical Republicanism
University of Delaware Press, 2006 - Počet stran: 305
In analyzing how Milton reads and appropriates different biblical texts to give shape to his republican vision, this book also assesses his significance to the development of early modern English political thought, his conception of the English nation, and finally, his response to pressures exerted by a secular modernity grounded on international commercial activities."--Jacket.
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