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, med...

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Main Author: Lund, Mary Ann, 1978-
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Language:English
Published:New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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245 1 0 |a Melancholy, medicine and religion in early modern England :  |b reading "The anatomy of melancholy" /  |c Mary Ann Lund. 
260 |a New York :  |b Cambridge University Press,  |c 2010. 
300 |a xii, 223 p. ;  |c 24 cm. 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. 204-220) and index. 
505 8 |a Machine generated contents note: 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. 
520 |a "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 and literary/rhetorical. Analysing Burton's claim that his text should have curative effects on his melancholic readership, it examines the authorial construction of the reading process in the context of other early modern writing, both canonical and non-canonical, providing a new approach towards the emerging field of the history of reading. Lund responds to Burton's assertion that melancholy is an affliction of body and soul which requires both a spiritual and a corporal cure, exploring the theological complexion of Burton's writing in relation to English religious discourse of the early seventeenth century, and the status of his work as a medical text"--Provided by publisher. 
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