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Anglo-Saxon psychologies in the vernacular and Latin traditions

Author: Leslie Lockett
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, ©2011.
Series: Toronto Anglo-Saxon series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Old English verse and prose depict the human mind as a corporeal entity located in the chest cavity, susceptible to spatial and thermal changes corresponding to the psychological states: it was thought that emotions such as rage, grief, and yearning could cause the contents of the chest to grow warm, boil, or be constricted by pressure. While readers usually assume the metaphorical nature of such literary images,
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie Lockett
ISBN: 9781442642171 1442642173 9781487522285 1487522282
OCLC Number: 682258002
Awards: Winner of John Nicholas Brown Prize 2015.
Winner of Sir Israel Gollancz Prize 2013.
Description: xiv, 495 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : toward an integrated history of Anglo-Saxon psychologies --
Anglo-Saxon anthropologies --
The hydraulic model of the mind in Old English narrative --
The hydraulic model, embodiment, and emergent metaphoricity --
The psychological inheritance of the Anglo-Saxons --
First lessons in the meaning of corporeality : insular Latin grammars and riddles --
Anglo-Saxon psychology among the Carolingians : Alcuin, Candidus Wizo, and the problem of Augustinian pseudepigrapha --
The Alfredian Soliloquies : one man's conversion to the doctrine of the unitary sawol --
Ælfric's battle against materialism --
Epilogue : challenges to cardiocentrism and the hydraulic model during the long eleventh century (ca. 990-ca. 1110).
Series Title: Toronto Anglo-Saxon series.
Responsibility: Leslie Lockett.


Anglo-Saxon Psychologies in the Vernacular and Latin Traditions examines the interactions of rival-and incompatible-concepts of the mind in a highly original way.  Read more...
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