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An edition of Areopagitica (1644)

Areopagitica

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University Press
Language
English
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130

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Areopagitica: A speech for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing to the Parliament of England is John Milton's famous tract against censorship. Published in 1644, Areopagitica is named after a speech by Isocrates, a fifth century BC Athenian orator. The work is counted as one of the most influential and inspired defenses of the right to freedom of expression in history. It is also a personal issue for Milton who was submitted to censorship himself when he tried to publish his defenses of divorce, radical works for the time that gained no quarter with censors. Distributed as a pamphlet, Milton's powerful arguments against 1643's Licensing Order note that classical Greek and Roman society was never subjected to such censorship, and he uses many classical and biblical references to reinforce his argument.

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Areopagitica
1918, University Press
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1894, Clarendon Press
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1882, Clarendon Press
Microform in English - 3d ed. rev.
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Areopagitica
1875, Oxford University Press
in English
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Areopagitica
1868-01-01, [publisher not identified]
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Areopagitica
1819, Printed for R. Hunter
in English

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Edition Notes

"The commentary ... was privately printed by Sir R.C. Jebb for the use of a course of lectures given at Cambridge in the Lent term of 1872 ... here reprinted by permission of Lady Jebb."--Pref.

Preface signed: "A.R.W." [i.e. Alfred Rayney Waller]; "Life of Milton" (p. [vii]-xxii) and "Appendix" of comments (p. [106]-123) by A.W. Verity.

Series
Pitt press series, Pitt Press series

Classifications

Library of Congress
Z657 .M45 1918

The Physical Object

Pagination
xi, 130 p.
Number of pages
130

ID Numbers

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OL33062353M
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areopagitica0000milt

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