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by Milton, John. Intro by James Russell Lowell

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2006. ISBN-13: 9781584775454; ISBN-10: 1584775459. A Landmark Work on Freedom of the Press Milton, John. Areopagitica: A Speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of Unlicensed Printing, to the Parliament of England. With an Introduction by James Russell Lowell. New York: The Grolier Club, 1890. lvii, 189 pp. Reprinted 2006 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584775454. ISBN-10: 1584775459. Hardcover. New. $29.95 * Parliament's victory in the Civil War prompted many questions about the right to print and liberty of the press. The Stationers Company, which enjoyed the Royal monopoly on printing and bookselling, petitioned Parliament for the continuation of its privileges under the new regime. This was a controversial request because Milton and others resented the Company's censorship of political and religious publications in the years before the Civil War. Areopagitica urged Parliament to reject its petition in the name of intellectual freedom. This edition has a long introduction by James Russell Lowell [1819-1891], the notable poet, critic, editor and associate of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Reprint of the 1890 Grolier Club edition, which was limited to 325 copies.

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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. A Speech of Mr. John Milton for the Liberty of..
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Milton, John. Intro by James Russell Lowell
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