The Resource Melancholy, medicine and religion in early modern England : reading "The anatomy of melancholy", Mary Ann Lund

Melancholy, medicine and religion in early modern England : reading "The anatomy of melancholy", Mary Ann Lund

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Melancholy, medicine and religion in early modern England : reading "The anatomy of melancholy"
Title
Melancholy, medicine and religion in early modern England
Title remainder
reading "The anatomy of melancholy"
Statement of responsibility
Mary Ann Lund
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Anatomy of Melancholy, first published in 1621, is one of the greatest works of early modern English prose writing, yet it has received little substantial literary criticism in recent years. This study situates Robert Burton's complex work within three related contexts: religious, medical and literary/rhetorical. Analysing Burton's claim that his text should have curative effects on his melancholic readership, it examines the authorial construction of the reading process in the context of other early modern writing, both canonical and non-canonical, providing a new approach towards the emerging field of the history of reading. Lund responds to Burton's assertion that melancholy is an affliction of body and soul which requires both a spiritual and a corporal cure, exploring the theological complexion of Burton's writing in relation to English religious discourse of the early seventeenth century, and the status of his work as a medical text"--Provided by publisher
  • "Introduction: Zisca's drum: reading and cure; 1. Imagining readings; 2. The cure of despair: reading the end of The Anatomy of Melancholy; 3. Printed therapeutics: The Anatomy of Melancholy and early modern medical writing; 4. The whole physician; 5. Speaking out of experience; 6. The structure of melancholy: from cause to cure; Conclusion"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lund, Mary Ann
Index
index present
LC call number
PR2224
LC item number
.L86 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2010 B-684
  • WZ 294
NLM item number
L962m 2010
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burton, Robert
  • Burton, Robert
  • Burton, Robert (Theologe)
  • Burton, Robert
  • Melancholy in literature
  • Mind and body in literature
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Mind and body therapies
  • Literature and medicine
  • Medicine
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Depression
  • Medicine in Literature
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Literature and medicine
  • Medicine
  • Melancholy in literature
  • Mind and body in literature
  • Mind and body therapies
  • England
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Melancholy, medicine and religion in early modern England : reading "The anatomy of melancholy", Mary Ann Lund
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Zisca's drum: reading and cure; 1. Imagining readings; 2. The cure of despair: reading the end of The Anatomy of Melancholy; 3. Printed therapeutics: The Anatomy of Melancholy and early modern medical writing; 4. The whole physician; 5. Speaking out of experience; 6. The structure of melancholy: from cause to cure; Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 223 p.
Isbn
9780521190503
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2009042029
System control number
  • (OCoLC)432978506
  • (OCoLC)ocn432978506
Label
Melancholy, medicine and religion in early modern England : reading "The anatomy of melancholy", Mary Ann Lund
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Zisca's drum: reading and cure; 1. Imagining readings; 2. The cure of despair: reading the end of The Anatomy of Melancholy; 3. Printed therapeutics: The Anatomy of Melancholy and early modern medical writing; 4. The whole physician; 5. Speaking out of experience; 6. The structure of melancholy: from cause to cure; Conclusion
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 223 p.
Isbn
9780521190503
Isbn Type
(hc)
Lccn
2009042029
System control number
  • (OCoLC)432978506
  • (OCoLC)ocn432978506

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