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The virtue of sympathy : magic, philosophy, and literature in seventeenth-century England

Author: Seth Lobis
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 2015
Series: Yale studies in English
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Beginning with an analysis of Shakespeare's The Tempest and building to a new reading of Milton's Paradise Lost, author Seth Lobis charts a profound change in the cultural meaning of sympathy during the seventeenth century. Having long referred to magical affinities in the universe, sympathy was increasingly understood to be a force of connection between people. By examining sympathy in literary and philosophical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seth Lobis
ISBN: 9780300192032 0300192037
OCLC Number: 904653369
Description: x, 418 p. cm
Series Title: Yale studies in English
Responsibility: Seth Lobis

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