Areopagitica

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Sprache - Englisch

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'Areopagitica' is a prose polemic by the English poet, scholar, and polemical author John Milton opposing licensing and censorship. Areopagitica is among history's most influential and impassioned philosophical defenses of the principle of a right to freedom of speech and expression. Many of its expressed principles have formed the basis for modern justifications.


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John Milton (1608-1674) stands among the most significant English poets of the seventeenth century. He was not only a poet but also a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. Milton's literary craftsmanship is exemplified in his epic poem 'Paradise Lost', a work that endures as an exemplar of English literature's heroic verse. Milton's scholarly endeavors are equally notable in his prose work 'Areopagitica' (1644), a passionate and eloquent defense of the freedom of speech and expression. This pamphlet is often cited in discussions of censorship and the liberal humanist tradition. Known for his sophisticated style, Milton engaged themes of religion, politics, and humanity, with a mastery of classical literary forms adapted to the concerns of his time. His other significant works include 'Paradise Regained' and 'Samson Agonistes', wherein he continued to explore biblical narratives with profound theological and moral insights. Milton's influence extends beyond literature; his advocacy for individual rights and his contributions to liberal political philosophy resonate to this day.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 45 Pages

Filesize: 350.3 KB

ISBN: 8596547312352

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