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‘We goe to heaven against each others wills’: revising Religio Medici in the English Revolution

Matthew C. Augustine

in Aesthetics of contingency: Writing, politics, and culture in England, 1639-89

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526100764
eISBN:
9781526138651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100764.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Literary historians long considered Thomas Browne uninterested in the great events of his day. While more recent scholarship has revised this picture, it has tended to place the famous Dr Browne on ... More


Sir Kenelm Digby and the Matter of Sympathy

Seth Lobis

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

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780300192032
eISBN:
9780300210415
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300192032.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on Sir Kenelm Digby’s A Late Discourse…. Touching the Cure of Wounds by the Powder of Sympathy, which provides a mechanistic account of the action of sympathetic cures, a ... More


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