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The concept of discipline

Alternative title:
poetry, rhetoric, and the Church in the works of John Milton
Abstract:

Discipline was an enduring concept in the works of John Milton (1608-1674), yet its meaning shifted over the course of his career: initially he held that it denoted ecclesiastical order, but gradually he turned to representing it as self-willed pious action. My thesis examines this transformation by analysing Milton’s complex engagement in two distinct periods: the 1640s and the 1660s-70s. In Of Reformation (1641), Milton echoed popular contemporary demands for a reformation of church di...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Merton College
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HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK

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