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Beyond Melancholy: Sadness and Selfhood in Renaissance England

Erin Sullivan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198739654
eISBN:
9780191802614
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739654.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

From Shakespeare’s Hamlet to Burton’s Anatomy to Hilliard’s miniatures, melancholy has long been associated with the emotional life of Renaissance England. But what other forms of sadness existed ... More


Sadness, Selfhood, and Dis-ease

Erin Sullivan

in Beyond Melancholy: Sadness and Selfhood in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198739654
eISBN:
9780191802614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739654.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter establishes the dominant emotional standards or ‘emotionologies’ of sadness and selfhood in Renaissance England, highlighting the distinctions many writers made between the experience of ... More


Grief: Passion, Action, and the Possibility of Self-knowledge

Erin Sullivan

in Beyond Melancholy: Sadness and Selfhood in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198739654
eISBN:
9780191802614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739654.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter focuses on grief and sorrow arising from worldly misfortunes and the deeply negative effects many writers believed it could have on a person’s health—a conviction reflected most ... More


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