Milton and the Confessionalization of Antiquarianism

Roebuck, Thomas ORCID: (2012) Milton and the Confessionalization of Antiquarianism. In: Young Milton. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 48-71. ISBN 978-0199698707

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Milton would have been exposed at Cambridge to a far greater range of major contemporary historical writing than his later History of Britain would suggest, and these early encounters with historical scholarship provide a neglected context for reading Milton's neo‐Latin poetry in Poems 1645. Recent work on library catalogues has shown that contemporary antiquarian writings by Camden and others, as well as the major works of European ars historica, were widely owned. The purchasing list of Joseph Mede, colleague of Milton's tutor, includes works by Speed, Brerewood, and Camden. Charles Diodati wrote an elegy for Camden (in Oxford's 1624 memorial volume), a poem which Milton almost certainly knew.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: history,antiquarianism,reading,study,scholarship,library catalogues
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Medieval and Early Modern Research Group
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2013 14:14
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2022 15:31
DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698707.003.0003

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