Republican Liberty in Milton’s Political Writings and “Paradise Lost”


This conference sought to bring Milton’s political prose and his poetry into conversation with one another, and to emphasize the ways in which many of the same radical republican ideas are expressed in both formats.


Conference Readings

Milton, John. Areopagitica and Other Political Writings of John Milton. Edited by John Alvis. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 1999.

Milton, John. Tenure of Kings and Magistrates. New York: H. Holt and Co., 1911.

Milton, John. The Prose Works of John Milton. Philadelphia: John W. Moore, 1847.

Milton, John. The Ready and Easy Way to Establish a Free Commonwealth. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1915.

Milton, John. The Poetical Works of John Milton. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1900.