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Milton and Ecology

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ISBN-10: 0521830710

ISBN-13: 9780521830713

Edition: 2003

Authors: Ken Hiltner

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In Milton and Ecology, Ken Hiltner engages with literary, theoretical, and historic approaches to explore the ideological underpinnings of our current environmental crisis. Focusing on Milton's rejection of dualistic theology, metaphysical philosophy, and early-modern subjectivism, Hiltner argues that Milton anticipates certain essential modern ecological arguments. Even more remarkable is that Milton was able to integrate these arguments with biblical sources so seamlessly that his interpretative 'Green' reading of scripture has for over three centuries been entirely plausible. This study considers how Milton, from the earliest edition of the Poems, not only sought to tell the story of how…    
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Book details

List price: $103.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/20/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Ken Hiltner is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of Milton and Ecology and the editor of Renaissance Ecology: Imagining Eden in Milton's England .

Preface
Introduction
Having Place
Pace defined: the ecological importance of place
Place given: Eve as the Garden's spirit of place
Place lost: Eve's fall as an uprooting
Place regained: Sabrina puts down roots
The Underlying Importance of Place
The New Testament's call to place: Paul and Luther's deconstruction
Rejecting the placeless ancient doctrines: confusing paradise regained
The Old Testament's call to place: Job's wisdom in Milton's poetry
The influence of time on place: forbidding unripe fruit
Place, body and spirit joined: the earth-human wound in Paradise Lost