The Anatomy of Melancholy: Commentary from Part. 1, Sect. 2, Memb. 4, Subs. 1 to the End of the Second Partition

The Anatomy of Melancholy: Commentary from Part. 1, Sect. 2, Memb. 4, Subs. 1 to the End of the Second Partition

by Robert Burton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198123310

ISBN-13: 9780198123316

Pub. Date: 04/28/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Robert Burton (1577-1640) was born in Leicestershire and educated at Oxford, where he became librarian of Christ's Church College, a position he held for life. He was also the vicar of St. Thomas, Oxford, and the rector of Seabrave, Leicestershire. The first edition of The Anatomy of Melancholy appeared in 1621 and was an immediate popular success. Burton continued to…  See more details below

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Robert Burton (1577-1640) was born in Leicestershire and educated at Oxford, where he became librarian of Christ's Church College, a position he held for life. He was also the vicar of St. Thomas, Oxford, and the rector of Seabrave, Leicestershire. The first edition of The Anatomy of Melancholy appeared in 1621 and was an immediate popular success. Burton continued to revise and add to his great book, which went through a further five editions, until his death.

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ISBN-13:
9780198123316
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1994
Series:
Oxford English Texts Series
Pages:
832
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 6.50(h) x 2.04(d)

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Introduction to the 1932 Editionxvii
Note on the Textxxx
The Anatomy of Melancholy
Democritus Junior to His Book3
The Argument of the Frontispiece7
The Author's Abstract of Melancholy11
Democritus Junior to the Reader15
To the Reader who Employs His Leisure Ill124
The First Partition
The Synopsis of the First Partition126
Section 1.Of Diseases in General, and of Melancholy; with a Digression of Anatomy130
Section 2.Causes of Melancholy; with a Digression of Spirits177
Section 3.Symptoms of Melancholy382
Section 4.Prognostics of Melancholy429
Notes441
The Second Partition
The Synopsis of the Second Partition1
Section 1.Cure of Melancholy in General5
Section 2.Diet, etc., Rectified; with a Digression of Air21
Section 3.A Digression of Remedies against Discontents126
Section 4.Medicinal and Chirurgical Remedies207
Section 5.Particular Cures235
Notes262
The Third Partition
The Synopsis of the Third Partition1
Section 1.Love and Its Objects3
Section 2.Love-Melancholy40
Section 3.Jealousy257
Section 4.Religious Melancholy311
Notes433
Glossary505
Index521

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