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Title
Paradise lost and the cosmological revolution Paradise lost and the cosmological revolution
Type
Text
Subject
Milton, John, 1608-1674--Knowledge--Science.
Milton, John, 1608-1674--Knowledge--Science.
Paradise lost.
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642--Influence.
Literature and science--England--History--17th century.
Cosmology in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Language
English
Illustrative Content
illustrations
Classification
LCC: PR3592.S3 D36 2014 (Source: dlc)
DDC: 821/.4 full (Assigner: dlc)
LIT004120 (Source: bisacsh)
Identified By
Lccn: 2014024211
Content
text (Source: rdacontent)
Summary
"This volume brings John Milton's Paradise Lost into dialogue with the challenges of cosmology and the world of Galileo, whom Milton met and admired: a universe encompassing space travel, an earth that participates vibrantly in the cosmic dance, and stars that are 'world[s] / Of destined habitation'. Milton's bold depiction of our universe as merely a small part of a larger multiverse allows the removal of hell from the center of the earth to a location in the primordial abyss. In this wide-ranging work, Dennis Danielson lucidly unfolds early modern cosmological debates, engaging not only Galileo but also Copernicus, Tycho, Kepler, and the English Copernicans, thus placing Milton at a rich crossroads of epic poetry and the history of science"-- Provided by publisher.
Table Of Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. The discarded image; 2. Multiverse, chaos, and cosmos; 3. Copernicus and the cosmological bricoleurs; 4. Milton and Galileo revisited (1); 5. Milton and Galileo revisited (2); 6. The sun; 7. Planet Earth; 8. Space flight, ET, and other worlds.
Authorized Access Point
Danielson, Dennis Richard, 1949- Paradise lost and the cosmological revolution