A User's Guide to Melancholy

400 years after The Anatomy of Melancholy, this book guides readers through Renaissance medicine's disease of the mind. Les mer
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400 years after The Anatomy of Melancholy, this book guides readers through Renaissance medicine's disease of the mind.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

Introduction; Causes: 1. Sorrow and fear; 2. Body and mind; 3. The supernatural; Symptoms: 4. Delusions; 5. Love and sex; 6. Despair; Cures: 7. The non-naturals; 8. Medicine and surgery; 9. Lifting the spirits; Robert Burton, 'The Author's Abstract of Melancholy'; Conclusion: The Two Faces of Melancholy.

Om forfatteren

Mary Ann Lund is Associate Professor in Renaissance English Literature at the University of Leicester. She is the author of Melancholy, Medicine, and Religion in Early Modern England: Reading 'The Anatomy of Melancholy' (Cambridge University Press, 2010) which was shortlisted for the CCUE Book Prize. She has contributed to the BBC Radio 4 series: In Our Time on The Anatomy of Melancholy (2011), The Glass Delusion (2015), and A History of Delusions (2018). She was an AHRC Leadership Fellow (2015-17) and edited The Oxford Edition of the Sermons of John Donne: Vol. 12 (2018).