The Resource The worlds of Renaissance melancholy : Robert Burton in context, Angus Gowland

The worlds of Renaissance melancholy : Robert Burton in context, Angus Gowland

Label
The worlds of Renaissance melancholy : Robert Burton in context
Title
The worlds of Renaissance melancholy
Title remainder
Robert Burton in context
Statement of responsibility
Angus Gowland
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Angus Gowland investigates the theory of melancholy and its many applications in the Renaissance by means of a wide-ranging contextual analysis of Robert Burton's encyclopaedic Anatomy of Melancholy (first published in 1621). Approaching the Anatomy as the culmination of early modern medical, philosophical and spiritual inquiry about melancholy, Gowland examines the ways in which Burton exploited the moral psychology central to the Renaissance understanding of the condition to construct a critical vision of his intellectual and political environment. In the first sustained analysis of the evolving relationship of the Anatomy (in the various versions issued between 1621 and 1651) to late Renaissance humanist learning and early-seventeenth century England and Europe, Gowland corrects the prevailing view of the work as an unreflective digest of other authors' opinions, and reveals the Anatomy's character as a polemical literary engagement with the live intellectual, religious and political issues of its day."--Publisher description
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
616.89
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.M44
LC item number
G69 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Ideas in context
Series volume
78
Label
The worlds of Renaissance melancholy : Robert Burton in context, Angus Gowland
Publication
Note
Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Cambridge, 2001
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 302-328) and index
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  • net
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 medical theory of melancholy -- Dissecting medical learning -- Melancholy and divinity -- The melancholy body politic -- Utopia, consolation, and withdrawal -- Conclusion: Robert Burton's melancholy
Control code
ocn829706606
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 338 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107322073
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b25959360
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)829706606
  • cbo0511628250

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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