The Resource A history of the heart, Ole M. Høystad ; [English translation by John Irons], (electronic resource)

A history of the heart, Ole M. Høystad ; [English translation by John Irons], (electronic resource)

Label
A history of the heart
Title
A history of the heart
Statement of responsibility
Ole M. Høystad ; [English translation by John Irons]
Creator
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
The heart not only drives our physical life, but throughout human history it has also been viewed as the seat of our deepest emotions. It has figured hugely if metaphorically in nearly every aspect of human civilization, and as the unending subject of literature, music and art. Yet until now there has not been a study of this paramount icon of love. Ole M. Høystad ably fills this enormous gap with a compelling investigation into this epicentre of grief, joy and power. Firmly positioning the heart at the metaphorical and literal centre of human culture and history, Høystad combs through religions and philosophies from the beginning of civilization to explore such disparate historical points as the Aztecs' ritual of removing the still-beating heart from a living sacrificial victim and offering it to the gods; homosexuality and the heart in Greek antiquity; European attempts to employ alchemy in service of the mysteries of love; and the connections between the heart and wisdom in Sufism. Høystad 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 Enlightenment, or even the modern notions of individualism expressed in the works of thinkers such as Nietzsche and Foucault. A provocative examination of the deepest vaults of our souls and the efforts of the many lonely hunters who have tried to unlock its secrets, A History of the Heart subverts the clichés to reveal a symbol of our fundamental humanity whose beats can be felt in every aspect of our lives
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Høystad, O. M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Norwegian
LC call number
NX650.H39
LC item number
H6913 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
ebrary
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Heart
  • Heart in art
  • Heart in literature
  • Heart
  • Human body in popular culture
  • Social Science
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Hart
  • Herz
  • Heart in art
  • Heart in literature
  • Heart
  • Heart
  • Human body in popular culture
Label
A history of the heart, Ole M. Høystad ; [English translation by John Irons], (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world of Gilgamesh -- Ancient Egypt -- The complex man of antiquity -- The heart in the Bible and in Christianity -- Islam's culture of the heart -- The Aztecs : why so heartless? -- Norse anthropology -- The emotional turn in the High Middle Ages -- The new subject -- Montaigne : man is his own work -- From the Renaissance and alchemy to the Romantic era -- Shakespeare and the heart of darkness -- Rousseau : philosopher of the heart -- Herder and the expressivist turn -- Faustian Goethe -- The disenchantment and re-enchantment of the heart -- The emotional cycle
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781861893116
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)676697998
  • (OCoLC)ocn676697998
Label
A history of the heart, Ole M. Høystad ; [English translation by John Irons], (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The world of Gilgamesh -- Ancient Egypt -- The complex man of antiquity -- The heart in the Bible and in Christianity -- Islam's culture of the heart -- The Aztecs : why so heartless? -- Norse anthropology -- The emotional turn in the High Middle Ages -- The new subject -- Montaigne : man is his own work -- From the Renaissance and alchemy to the Romantic era -- Shakespeare and the heart of darkness -- Rousseau : philosopher of the heart -- Herder and the expressivist turn -- Faustian Goethe -- The disenchantment and re-enchantment of the heart -- The emotional cycle
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (254 pages)
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781861893116
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)676697998
  • (OCoLC)ocn676697998

Library Locations

  • African Studies LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Alumni Medical LibraryBorrow it
    72 East Concord Street, Boston, MA, 02118, US
    42.336388 -71.072393
  • Astronomy LibraryBorrow it
    725 Commonwealth Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350259 -71.105717
  • Fineman and Pappas Law LibrariesBorrow it
    765 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350979 -71.107023
  • Frederick S. Pardee Management LibraryBorrow it
    595 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349626 -71.099547
  • Howard Gotlieb Archival Research CenterBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Mugar Memorial LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Music LibraryBorrow it
    771 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350723 -71.108227
  • Pikering Educational Resources LibraryBorrow it
    2 Silber Way, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.349804 -71.101425
  • School of Theology LibraryBorrow it
    745 Commonwealth Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.350494 -71.107235
  • Science & Engineering LibraryBorrow it
    38 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA, 02215, US
    42.348472 -71.102257
  • Stone Science LibraryBorrow it
    675 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02445, US
    42.350103 -71.103784
Processing Feedback ...