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The Worlds of Renaissance Melancholy : Robert Burton in Context

Author: Angus Gowland
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Series: Ideas in context, no. 78.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A 2006 investigation of the theory of melancholy and its applications in the Renaissance.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Angus Gowland
ISBN: 9780511628252 0511628250 9780521867689 0521867681 9781107316683 1107316685
OCLC Number: 776969725
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed 22 Dec 2011).
Description: 1 online resource (358 pages).
Contents: Acknowledgements; Conventions; Introduction; 1. The medical theory of melancholy; 2. Dissecting medical learning; 3. Melancholy and divinity; 4. The melancholy body politic; 5. Utopia, consolation, and withdrawal; Conclusion: Robert Burton's melancholy; Bibliographies.
Series Title: Ideas in context, no. 78.
Responsibility: Angus Gowland.

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Approaching the Anatomy of Melancholy as the culmination of early modern medical, philosophical and spiritual inquiry about melancholy, Gowland examines how Robert Burton exploited the moral  Read more...

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