The Anatomy of Melancholy: Volume II

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byRobert BurtonEditorNicolas K. Kiessling, Thomas C. Faulkner

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This is the second volume of the Clarendon edition of Robert Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy, containing the text and textual apparatus for `The Second Partition'. A third volume of text and two volumes of commentary will follow.In `The Second Partition', Burton treats the spectrum of cures for melancholy, generally following the organization and analysis of symptoms and causes of the disorder as presented in `The First Partition'. Here is found Burton's remarkable synthesis of cultural geography and climatic influences ontemperament in the `Digression of the Ayre' and his long excursion in the consolatio tradition. The final two sections of the partition present remedies from physics and surgery.

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This is the second volume of the Clarendon edition of Robert Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy, containing the text and textual apparatus for `The Second Partition'. A third volume of text and two volumes of commentary will follow.In `The Second Partition', Burton treats the spectrum of cures for melancholy, generally following the or...

Robert Burton (1577-1640) was an English scholar and vicar at Oxford University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:460 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.22 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198123302

ISBN - 13:9780198123309

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`If the same care and industry that have been lavished on the text of the first two partitions is evident in the commentary ... then volumes four and five ought to be a treasure ... the book is an invaluable resource for students in a variety of disciplines: intellectual, cultural, andscientific history'Journal of English and Germanic Philology