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Beyond melancholy : sadness and selfhood in Renaissance England

Author: Erin Sullivan, (Cultural historian)
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Series: Emotions in history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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An exploration of the vital distinctions Renaissance writers made between grief, godly sorrow, despair, and melancholy, and the unique interactions these emotions were thought to produce in the mind, body, and soul, 'Beyond Melancholy' demonstrates the value of an inclusive and interdisciplinary approach to the study of the emotional past.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version :
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erin Sullivan, (Cultural historian)
ISBN: 9780191802614 0191802611
OCLC Number: 948653651
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Sadness, selfhood, and dis-ease --
Grief: passion, action, and the possibility of self-knowledge --
Melancholy: humerous identity and the allure of genius --
Godly sorrow: feeling faith and the broken-down heart --
Despair: narrative authority and the drama of doubleness --
Conclusion: sadness and self-authorship.
Series Title: Emotions in history.
Responsibility: Erin Sullivan.

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