The "all-attoning name": The word patriot in seventeenth-century England

Authors
Citation
R. Knowles, The "all-attoning name": The word patriot in seventeenth-century England, MOD LANG R, 96, 2001, pp. 624-643
Citations number
98
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Language & Linguistics
Journal title
MODERN LANGUAGE REVIEW
ISSN journal
0026-7937 → ACNP
Volume
96
Year of publication
2001
Part
3
Pages
624 - 643
Database
ISI
SICI code
0026-7937(200107)96:<624:T"NTWP>2.0.ZU;2-P
Abstract
The word patriot was co-opted by various political and literary discourses concerned with the ideology of reformation, revolution, and reaction to an extent that has not been fully recognized. Humanism incorporated Roman Repu blica ideas of the patria that were infused into the post-feudal world by w ay of the newly coined patriot. Everyone, including Milton and Dryden, laid claim to the inherent values of the word, royalist and parliamentarian, Pu ritan and Leveller, Whig and Tory, Catholic and Anglican. This article surv eys the seventeenth-century texts and contexts of the word.