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A history of the heart

Author: Ole M Høystad
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charts how the heart has signified our essential desires, whether for love and passion in the medieval excesses of troubadour poetry and chivalric idealism, the body-soul dualism propounded by the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ole M Høystad
ISBN: 9781861893116 1861893116 9781861894052 1861894058
OCLC Number: 488290057
Language Note: Translated from the Norwegian.
Notes: Originally published: 2007.
Description: 254 s. : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface 7 Introduction 9 PART 1 THE HEART IN DIFFERENT CULTURES 1 The World of Gilgamesh 19 2 Ancient Egypt 24 3 The Complex Man of Antiquity 33 4 The Heart in the Bible and in Christianity 57 5 Islam's Culture of the Heart 79 6 The Aztecs --
Why So Heartless? 95 7 Norse Anthropology 101 PART 2 THE BATTLE FOR THE WESTERN HEART 8 The Emotional Turn in the High Middle Ages 111 9 The New Subject 151 10 Montaigne: Man is his Own Work 157 11 From the Renaissance and Alchemy to the Romantic Era 169 12 Shakespeare and the Heart of Darkness 174 13 Rousseau --
Philosopher of the Heart 191 14 Herder and the Expressivist Turn 200 15 Faustian Goethe 204 16 The Disenchantment and Re-enchantment of the Heart 212 Coda: The Emotional Cycle 230 References 239 Bibliography 243 Photo Acknowledgements 249 Index 251.
Other Titles: Hjertets kulturhistorie frå antikken til vår tid.
Responsibility: Ole M. Høystad.

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