‘Dissolving allegiance to the acknowledged power supreme’: Milton, casuistry and the Commonwealth

Jones, David Martin (2011) ‘Dissolving allegiance to the acknowledged power supreme’: Milton, casuistry and the Commonwealth. History of Political Thought, 32 2: 316-344.

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Author Jones, David Martin
Title ‘Dissolving allegiance to the acknowledged power supreme’: Milton, casuistry and the Commonwealth
Journal name History of Political Thought   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0143-781X
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
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Volume 32
Issue 2
Start page 316
End page 344
Total pages 9
Place of publication Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom
Publisher Imprint Academic
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract Milton's status as a political thinker has endured something of a checkered career. Recent scholarship has attended both to the complexity of Milton's character and the classical ideals permeating his political thought. This essay seeks to clarify further Milton's defence of the commonwealth, by situating his polemical writings of 1649 to 1653 in the context of the Engagement debate about the character and extent of loyalty to the new free state. This sheds an interesting and neglected light both on that debate, the presentation of the case of the commonwealth and Milton's distinctive use of casuistry in that presentation.
Keyword Anarchism
Allegiance
Commonwealth
Conscience
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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