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Milton's History of Britain: Republican Historiography in the English Revolution

Nicholas von Maltzahn


Censored and incomplete, Milton's History of Britain stands as a broken monument to the controversies of the 17th century, as well as to the political and religious ambitions of Milton himself. This book is a comparative study of the History's composition and publication which allows new perspectives on Milton's republican allegiances from the 1640s to the 1670s, and beyond. Now the History can be seen as Milton's response to the crisis of the English Revolution in 1648–9. This examination of the History also permits a wider view of the publication and reception of Milton's work in the Restora ... More

Keywords: Milton, History of Britain, English Revolution, Restoration, publishing, politics, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198128977
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128977.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicholas von Maltzahn, author
University of Ottawa