Readership: Miltonists; literary scholars of the Renaissance, the seventeenth century, the Restoration; early modern historians.
Edited with introduction, commentary, and notes by John K. Hale, Hon. Fellow, Department of English, University of Otago, and J. Donald Cullington, previously Senior Lecturer in Music, University of Ulster, Additional material by Gordon Campbell, Professor of Renaissance Studies, University of Leicester, and Thomas N. Corns, Professor of English and Head of the School of English, Bangor University
John K. Hale holds degrees from the Universities of Oxford, Durham, Edinburgh, and Otago. He taught at the University of Manitoba before settling at the University of Otago. Besides his books and essays on Milton
and Shakespeare, he has published on Aristotle, Dante, Spenser, Herbert, Bentley, Austen, and Hopkins. He writes a weekly newspaper column on language matters, 'WordWays.'
J. Donald Cullington read Classics at the University of Cambridge and then pursued a musical career as a performer and teacher, gaining a doctorate at the University of Edinburgh in 1974 and becoming the University of Ulster's first Head of Music in 1984. He retired from full-time teaching in 1997 to spend more time on research, and has edited and translated various works on musical and religious subjects dating from the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.
Gordon Campbell is Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Leicester. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He is a former chairman of the English Association and of the Society for Renaissance Studies. He has published widely on Milton and on art and architecture, mostly for OUP.
Thomas N. Corns is Professor of English at Bangor University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the English Association. He has published six books on Milton and other books on seventeenth-century literature.
"an excellent guide to the processes of Milton's thought" - Colin Burrow, London Review of Books
List of Figures and Charts
1: The Making of De Doctrina
2: The History of the Editing
3: This New Transcription
5: Translating Milton
6: Translating the Biblical Citations
7: Multilingualism in De Doctrina
8: Genre, Theology, and the Ramist Arrangement
9: Reading De Doctrina in this Edition
Contents of Milton's Chapters
le and Book One of De Doctrina