Milton and the Jews

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Douglas A. Brooks
Cambridge University Press, 31. 3. 2008.
The issue of the Jews deeply engaged Milton throughout his career, and not necessarily in ways that make for comfortable or reassuring reading today. While Shakespeare and Marlowe, for example, critiqued rather than endorsed racial and religious prejudice in their writings about Jews, the same cannot be said for Milton. The scholars in this collection confront a writer who participated in the sad history of anti-Semitism, even as he appropriated Jewish models throughout his writings. Well grounded in solid historical and theological research, the essays both collectively and individually offer an important contribution to the debate on Milton and Judaism. This book will be of interest not only to scholars of Milton and of seventeenth-century literature, but also to historians of the religion and culture of the period.

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Miltons Peculiar Nation
35
of ye Jewish Nation Edmund Gayton dismisses him in an
44
Milton and PhiloSemitism
57
With other of Milton and Hartlibs friends the contrast can
63
In the dialogue between the Father and the Son in
77
Milton and Solomonic Education
83
T S Eliot AntiSemitism and
105
doubtretroactivelyasMiltonsidealrepublicwheretheonlykingislawNo
108
God as an intellectus agens figured as an overflowing light
111
The Carnal the Literal
128
openended process Marshall Grossman agrees that Sins temporal
140
Deeming some Island oft as Seamen tell
147
My argument in its simplest form that is also its
148
Israel
151
The Jew the Turk and the
178
attend always and unavoidably on luxurie all national judgments under
186

drama in which the reader is made to endure the
109
Milton almost immediately qualifies this vision making the principle
190

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