The Virtue of Sympathy: Magic, Philosophy, and Literature in Seventeenth-Century England

Kobo ebook | January 1, 2015

byProf. Seth Lobis

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Beginning with an analysis of Shakespeare’s The Tempest and building to a new reading of Milton’s Paradise Lost, author Seth Lobis charts a profound change in the cultural meaning of sympathy during the seventeenth century. Having long referred to magical affinities in the universe, sympathy was increasingly understood to be a force of connection between people. By examining sympathy in literary and philosophical writing of the period, Lobis illuminates an extraordinary shift in human understanding.

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Beginning with an analysis of Shakespeare’s The Tempest and building to a new reading of Milton’s Paradise Lost, author Seth Lobis charts a profound change in the cultural meaning of sympathy during the seventeenth century. Having long referred to magical affinities in the universe, sympathy was increasingly understood to be a force of...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:January 1, 2015Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300210418

ISBN - 13:9780300210415

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