Telling Tears in the English Renaissance

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BRILL, 1996 - 279 pàgines
Tears and weeping are, at once, human universals and socially-constrained phenomena. This volume explores the interface between those two viewpoints by examining medical literature, sermons, and lyric poetry of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to see how dominant paradigms regarded who could, who must, and who must not weep. These paradigms shifted in some cases radically, during these centuries. Without a clear understanding of how the Renaissance 'read' tears, it is difficult to avoid using our own preconceptions - often quite different and very misleading.
There are five chapters; one on medical and scientific material, two on sermons, and two on different types of lyric.
 

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
1
Renaissance Medicine
18
The Poetic Miscellanies
55
Preaching Tears and Jesus
156
Donne
186
George Herbert Thy clay that weeps thy dust that calls
204
Richard Crashaw Upwards thou dost weep
222
The Weeper
232
BIBLIOGRAPHY
253
INDEX
277
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Sobre l'autor (1996)

Marjory E. Lange, Ph.D. (1993) in English, University of Arizona, is Assistant Professor of English at Viterbo College, La Crosse, Wisconsin.

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