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Burton, Robert 1577-1640

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Works: 238 works in 1,454 publications in 9 languages and 19,097 library holdings
Genres: Catalogs  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Satire 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PR2223, 828.3
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The anatomy of melancholy by Robert Burton( Book )

935 editions published between 1621 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 7,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"English churchman and scholar Robert Burton (1576-1639) was a passionate student of medicine, history, literature, and science--the whole of human knowledge. He was also a witty, pedantic, and eloquent genius, who devoted the major part of his life to writing The Anatomy of Melancholy, one of the richest, most inexhaustible books in the English language. Ostensibly an elaborately systematized medical treatise dealing with various morbid mental states--their causes, symptoms, and cures--the Anatomy is much more: a compendium of memorable utterances on the human condition in general, compiled from classical, scholastic, and contemporary sources. For this edition, the editors carefully selected those passages containing the most psychological and general interest, eliminating a good deal of nonessential material, but retaining the incomparable wit, eccentric charm, imagination, and richness of thought of the original. In short, readers will find here the essence of Burton's vast book--the passages which, according to W. H. D. Rouse, reveal the author's "eternal freshness, his own ingenuous interest, [and] his boyish delight in a good story." Unabridged republicaton of Burton the Anatomist, originally published by George H. Doran Company, New York, 1924." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/dover031/2002019234.html
The anatomy of melancholy by Robert Burton( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Burton's Philosophaster, with an English translation of the same. Together with his other minor writings in prose and verse by Robert Burton( Book )

13 editions published between 1931 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of melancholy : what it is, with all the kinds, causes, symptomes, prognostickes, & severall cures of it by Robert Burton( )

21 editions published between 1621 and 2005 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides an examination of melancholy. The author describes various types of melancholy and discusses its suspected causes. In addition, symptoms of melancholy are elaborates, and the prognosis and treatment of the disorder are discussed." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Burton, the anatomist; being extracts from the "Anatomy of melancholy" chosen to interest the psychologist in every man by Robert Burton( Book )

11 editions published between 1924 and 1978 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of melancholy by Robert Burton( Book )

1 edition published in 1927 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anatomie de la mélancolie by Robert Burton( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of melancholy : a selection by Robert Burton( Book )

4 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some anatomies of melancholy by Robert Burton( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of melancholy by Robert Burton( Book )

5 editions published between 1972 and 1975 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melancholy : as it proceeds from the disposition and habit, the passion of love, and the influence of religion by Robert Burton( Book )

12 editions published between 1801 and 1827 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of melancholy, what it is, with all the kinds, causes, symptoms, prognostics, and several cures of it. In three partitions. With their several sections, members, and subsections, philosophically, medically, historically opened and cut up by Robert Burton( Book )

7 editions published between 1652 and 1875 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides an examination of melancholy. The author describes various types of melancholy and discusses its suspected causes. In addition, symptoms of melancholy are elaborated, and the prognosis and treatment of the disorder are discussed." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Anatomia della malinconia by Robert Burton( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of melancholy by Robert Burton( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the sixth volume of the Clarendon edition of the 'Anatomy of Melancholy'. It contains commentary on the text up to the end of the third partition thus concluding Burton's account of the causes, symptoms and prognosis of melancholy
Sanity in bedlam: a study of Robert Burton's Anatomy of melancholy by Lawrence Babb( Book )

2 editions published between 1959 and 1977 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The library of Robert Burton by Nicolas K Kiessling( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burton on melancholy by Robert Burton( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy is one of the great but unclassifiable prose works in English literature: diverting, delightfully rambling, and filled with recondite learning and peculiar facts and speculations. Burton, frustrated at the stagnant, disorderly society in which he found himself, became convinced that the problems of England lay in its inclination to melancholy. This is the starting-point, or pretext, for a hugely wide-ranging survey of the causes, descriptions (and cures) of melancholy. Burton's unsystematic approach to his subject contributes greatly to its charm and interest, for much of it is composed of digressions that are, in effect, self-contained essays on all manner of subjects: cosmology, religious fanaticism, devils and spirits
William Shakespeare and Robert Burton by A Brownlee( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Berton, Robert 1577-1640

Burton, R.

Burton, Roberto, 1577-1640

Démocrite Junior

Démocrite junior 1577-1640

Democritus.

Democritus 1577-1640 junior

Democritus Junior

Democritus junior 1577-1640

Democritus junior pseud

Robert Burton Brits essayist (1577-1640)

Robert Burton englischer Schriftsteller und anglikanischer Geistlicher und Gelehrter

Robert Burton saggista inglese

Robertas Burtonas

Роберт Бёртон английский священнослужитель, писатель и ученый

Робърт Бъртън

רוברט ברטון

ਰਾਬਰਟ ਬਰਟਨ

バートン, ロバート

ロバート・バートン

罗伯特·伯尔特 (學者)

羅伯特·柏頓

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