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Coming ToConsciousness and Natality in Early Modern England

Coming To: Consciousness and Natality in Early Modern England

Timothy M. Harrison

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226725093
eISBN:
9780226725260
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226725260.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

Coming To argues that poetry played a central but forgotten role in the seventeenth-century invention of the concept of consciousness. The story of consciousness’s emergence is usually told in a ... More

Courts, Jurisdictions, and Law in John Milton and His Contemporaries

Courts, Jurisdictions, and Law in John Milton and His Contemporaries

Alison A. Chapman

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226729152
eISBN:
9780226729329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226729329.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

John Milton is widely known as the poet of liberty and freedom. But his commitment to justice, which runs throughout his prose works, is often missed when viewed at the distance of the twenty-first ... More

Death Be Not ProudThe Art of Holy Attention

Death Be Not Proud: The Art of Holy Attention

David Marno

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226415970
eISBN:
9780226416021
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226416021.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The seventeenth-century French philosopher Nicolas Malebranche thought that philosophy could learn a valuable lesson from prayer, which teaches us how to attend, wait, and be open for what might ... More

The Legal EpicParadise Lost and the Early Modern Law

The Legal Epic: Paradise Lost and the Early Modern Law

Alison A. Chapman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226435138
eISBN:
9780226435275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226435275.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

The first sustained study of the poet John Milton’s considerable involvements with and knowledge of law, this book argues that Milton's great epic poem Paradise Lost sits at the apex of the early ... More

Plague Writing in Early Modern England

Plague Writing in Early Modern England

Ernest B. Gilman

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226294094
eISBN:
9780226294117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226294117.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

During the seventeenth century, England was beset by three epidemics of the bubonic plague, each outbreak claiming between a quarter and a third of the population of London and other urban centers. ... More

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