Writing Conscience and the Nation in Revolutionary England

By Giuseppina Iacono Lobo

© 2017

Examining works by well-known figures of the English Revolution, including John Milton, Oliver Cromwell, Margaret Fell Fox, Lucy Hutchinson, Thomas Hobbes, and King Charles I, Giuseppina Iacono Lobo presents the first comprehensive study of conscience during this crucial and turbulent period.

Writing Conscience and the Nation in Revolutionary England argues that the discourse of conscience emerged as a means of critiquing, discerning, and ultimately reimagining the nation during the English Revolution. Focusing on the etymology of the term conscience, to know with, this book demonstrates how the idea of a shared knowledge uniquely equips conscience with the potential to forge dynamic connections between the self and nation, a potential only amplified by the surge in conscience writing in the mid-seventeenth-century. Iacono Lobo recovers a larger cultural discourse at the heart of which is a revolution of conscience itself through her readings of poetry, prose, political pamphlets and philosophy, letters, and biography. This revolution of conscience is marked by a distinct and radical connection between conscience and the nation as writers struggle to redefine, reimagine, and even render anew what it means to know with as an English people.
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Examining works by well-known figures of the English Revolution, including John Milton, Oliver Cromwell, Margaret Fell Fox, Lucy Hutchinson, Thomas Hobbes, and King Charles I, Giuseppina Iacono Lobo presents the first comprehensive study of conscience during this crucial and turbulent period.

Writing Conscience and the Nation in Revolutionary England

By Giuseppina Iacono Lobo

© 2017

Examining works by well-known figures of the English Revolution, including John Milton, Oliver Cromwell, Margaret Fell Fox, Lucy Hutchinson, Thomas Hobbes, and King Charles I, Giuseppina Iacono Lobo presents the first comprehensive study of conscience during this crucial and turbulent period.

Writing Conscience and the Nation in Revolutionary England argues that the discourse of conscience emerged as a means of critiquing, discerning, and ultimately reimagining the nation during the English Revolution. Focusing on the etymology of the term conscience, to know with, this book demonstrates how the idea of a shared knowledge uniquely equips conscience with the potential to forge dynamic connections between the self and nation, a potential only amplified by the surge in conscience writing in the mid-seventeenth-century. Iacono Lobo recovers a larger cultural discourse at the heart of which is a revolution of conscience itself through her readings of poetry, prose, political pamphlets and philosophy, letters, and biography. This revolution of conscience is marked by a distinct and radical connection between conscience and the nation as writers struggle to redefine, reimagine, and even render anew what it means to know with as an English people.
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Product Details

  • Division: Scholarly Publishing
  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    "This is an important and innovative work. It displays very high standards of scholarship and analysis, is original in conception and approach, and makes a significant and stimulating contribution to its field. The arguments are persuasive, often compelling, and are presented clearly and cogently."


    Bernard Capp, Department of History, University of Warwick

    "Writing Conscience and the Nation in Revolutionary England is an excellent study, one which will contribute significantly to scholarship on writing, religion, and politics in the English Revolution. It is persuasive, illuminating, and clearly written."


    David Loewenstein, Department of English, Pennsylvania State University at University Park
  • Author Information

    Giuseppina Iacono Lobo is an assistant professor in the Department of English at Loyola University Maryland.
  • Table of contents

    Illustrations

    Acknowledgments

    Introduction: Revolutions of Conscience

    Chapter 1: Charles I, Eikon Basilike, and the Pulpit-Work of the King’s Conscience

    Chapter 2: Oliver Cromwell and the Duties of Conscience

    Chapter 3: Early Quaker Writing and the Unifying Light of Conscience

    Chapter 4: Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan and the Civilizing Force of Conscience

    Chapter 5: Lucy Hutchinson’s Revisions of Conscience

    Chapter 6: Milton’s Nation of Conscience

    Afterword

    Notes

    Bibliography