• To Ruin the Repairs: Milton, Allegory, Transitional Justice

    Author(s):
    Christopher Warren (see profile)
    Date:
    2016
    Subject(s):
    Early modern studies
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    allegory, John Milton, law and literature, print culture, Restoration
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6R368
    Abstract:
    International legal theorists posit historical moments when conceptions of justice are “constituted by, and constitutive of, the transition” (Teitel). This article uses the framework of transitional justice to understand the cultural work of political allegory in the spring of 1660 on the eve of the English Restoration. Insights from transitional justice (1.) help explain how Anglican royalists convinced wary Presbyterians to assent to a restoration of the monarchy; (2.) permit a new reading of Milton’s allegory of Sin and Death in Paradise Lost; and (3.) facilitate a more critical history of the framework of transitional justice itself.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    6 months ago
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