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Madness In Seventeenth Century Autobiography

Author : K. Hodgkin
ISBN : 9780230626423
Genre : History
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What did it mean to be mad in seventeenth-century England? This book uses vivid autobiographical accounts of mental disorder to explore the ways madness was identified and experienced from the inside, asking how certain people came to be defined as insane, and what we can learn from the accounts they wrote.
Category: History

Women Madness And Sin In Early Modern England

Author : Katharine Hodgkin
ISBN : 9781351871570
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A fascinating case study of the complex psychic relationship between religion and madness in early seventeenth-century England, the narrative presented here is a rare, detailed autobiographical account of one woman's experience of mental disorder. The writer, Dionys Fitzherbert, recounts the course of her affliction and recovery and describes various delusions and confusions, concerned with (among other things) her family and her place within it; her relation to religion; and the status of the body, death and immortality. Women, Madness and Sin in Early Modern England presents in modern typography an annotated edition of the author's manuscript of this unusual and compelling text. Also included are prefaces to the narrative written by Fitzherbert and others, and letters written shortly after her mental crisis, which develop her account of the episode. The edition will also give a modernized version of the original text. Katharine Hodgkin supplies a substantial introduction that places this autobiography in the context of current scholarship on early modern women, addressing the overarching issues in the field that this text touches upon. In an appendix to the volume, Hodgkin compares the two versions of the text, considering the grounds for the occasional exclusion or substitution of specific words or passages. Women, Madness and Sin in Early Modern England adds an important new dimension to the field of early modern women studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Encountering Crises Of The Mind

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ISBN : 9789004308534
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Encountering Crises of the Mind offers social and cultural historical perspectives to mental illness from late medieval times to modern age.
Category: Medical

Melancholy Experience In Literature Of The Long Eighteenth Century

Author : A. Ingram
ISBN : 9780230306592
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Arising from a research project on depression in the eighteenth century, this book discusses the experience of depressive states both in terms of existing modes of thought and expression, and of attempts to describe and live with suffering. It also asks what present-day society can learn about depression from the eighteenth-century experience.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Novelist And The Archivist

Author : C. Povolo
ISBN : 9781137395993
Genre : History
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In the 19th century, Alessandro Manzoni dedicated himself to writing the novel I promessi sposi that encouraged the Italian Risorgimento. This book traces how the renowned novelist was inspired by an event that occurred at the beginning of the 17th century, which he came to know about thanks to the secret collaboration of a Venetian archivist.
Category: History

Protestant Dublin 1660 1760

Author : R. Usher
ISBN : 9780230362161
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This innovative urban history of Dublin explores the symbols and spaces of the Irish capital between the Restoration in 1660 and the advent of neoclassical public architecture in the 1770s. The meanings ascribed to statues, churches, houses, and public buildings are traced in detail, using a wide range of visual and written sources.
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The Verneys

Author : Adrian Tinniswood
ISBN : 9781446402184
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. In this extraordinary saga, Adrian Tinniswood draws on tens of thousands of letters, which survived by chance in an attic, to reveal the remarkable world of the Verneys, a family of Buckinghamshire gentry in the seventeenth century. Here is Edmund Verney, Charles I's standard bearer at Edgehill, who died still clutching the King's standard, and his children: Ralph, whose support of the Parliamentarian cause during the Civil War forced him into exile; Mun, a professional soldier who survived Cromwell's attack on Drogheda in 1649, only to be stabbed to death two days later; Mall, who fell pregnant out of wedlock, and Bess, who ran off with a clergyman. There was also Henry, who was obsessed with horse-racing; Cary, who gambled away a fortune, and Tom, a devout Christian and a petty crook. The next generation led equally exciting lives. Ralph's son Jack went to Syria and made a fortune. Cousin Pen stayed at home and slept with her sister's fiancé. Cousin Dick was hanged at Tyburn. Jack's brother Edmund married a girl who was rich, beautiful and deeply in love with him and within months of the marriage, she lost her mind. The Verneys is narrative history at its very best - fascinating, surprising, enthralling.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Leading Questions

Author : Malcolm Peet
ISBN : 0174323379
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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The student guide to passing poetry and prose criticism in the AS and A Level English Literature exams. Leading Questions lends itself to a variety of teaching strategies such as group work, individual writing and coursework. It presents a wide range of prose and verse extracts, which together constitute a rich and varied anthology of predominantly modern writing.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction