Melancholy, medicine and religion in early modern England : reading "The anatomy of melancholy" /

The Anatomy of Melancholy, first published in 1621, is one of the greatest works of early modern English prose writing, yet it has received little substantial literary criticism in recent years. This study situates Robert Burton's complex work within three related contexts: religious, medical a...

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Main Author: Lund, Mary Ann, 1978- (Author)
Format: Book Electronic
Published:Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Online Access:Lake Forest College full text. Accessible anywhere on Lake Forest College campus or with a College login.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Zisca's drum: reading and cure
  • 1. Imagining readings
  • 2. The cure of despair: reading the end of The Anatomy of Melancholy
  • 3. Printed therapeutics: The Anatomy of Melancholy and early modern medical writing
  • 4. The whole physician
  • 5. Speaking out of experience
  • 6. The structure of melancholy: from cause to cure
  • Conclusion

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