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Published by Clarendon in Oxford .
Written in English


  • Melancholy.

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Edition Notes

StatementJ.B. Bamborough with Martin Dodsworth.
ContributionsBamborough, J. B., Dodsworth, Martin.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 362 p. ;
Number of Pages362
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22627340M
ISBN 100198123329

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Unius ætatis sunt quæ fortiter fiunt, quæ vero pro utilitate Reipub. scribuntur, æterna or a soldier's work lasts for an age, a scholar's for ever Vigetius, quoted in Burton, Anatomy of Melancholy I was given this book five years ago by my best friend/college roomate for my birthday. He gave me a beautiful John C. Nimmo, edition with Morocco spine labels/5().   • The Anatomy of Melancholy by Robert Burton is published by New York Review Books (£20). To order a copy for £17 go to or call .   In Robert Burton first published his masterpiece The Anatomy of Melancholy, a vast feat of scholarship examining in encyclopaedic detail that most enigmatic of maladies. Noga Arikha explores the book, said to be the favorite of both Samuel Johnson and Keats, and places it within the context of the humoural theory so popular at the time. 11 rows    Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. .

Description. The huge and encyclopaedic Anatomy of Melancholy was produced by the English clergyman Robert Burton (–). It explores a dizzying assortment of mental afflictions, including what might now be called depression. Burton considers melancholy to be an ‘inbred malady’ in all of us and admits that he is ‘not a little offended’ by it himself (p. 5). THE ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY - 9 - MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR. ROBERT BURTON was the son of Ralph Burton, of an ancient and genteel family at Lindley, in Leicestershire, and was born there on the 8th of February, [1] He received the first rudiments of learning at the free school of Sutton Coldfield,File Size: 2MB.   Burton’s The Anatomy of Melancholy, which was first published in and reissued in several subsequent editions in the 17th century, was a vast, erudite behemoth of a book. The Anatomy expanded relentlessly in Burton’s lifetime, since he constantly reworked the text and added extra material to each new : Michael Edwards. Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy and Burtoniana. A Checklist of a Part of the Collection in Memory of Sarah Bixby Smith (). Compiled by Paul Jordan-Smith. Assisted by Margaret Mulhauser. by BURTON, Robert] and a great selection of related books, art .

  The Anatomy of Melancholy was extensively praised and almost as widely read as the Bible. Robert Burton's astounding compendium, a survey of melancholy in all its myriad forms, has invited nothing but superlatives since its publication in the seventeenth century/5(3). No one really *reads* "The Anatomy of Melancholy" from stem to stern. One jumps in and begins dog paddling, floating, diving, and surfing, because this book is a sum of a life's learning. It is the life of the mind at Oxford in the 's. It has jokes, satires, wonderfully excessive lists, more learning than a set of encyclopedias, and more /5(83). Introduction: In AD, Robert Burton wrote a book called The Anatomy Of Melancholy which described mental illness as caused by the mind which then in turn affects the brain, heart and other organs. He notes that different people handle common everyday life events in vastly different ways. The melancholy are unable to deal with these common life events without anxiety and loss of sleep: "In. It was the delight of the learned, the solace of the indolent, and the refuge of the uninformed.” (Preface to Robert Burton’s The Anatomy of Melancholy, ) In , Robert Burton () wrote and published the world’s first psychiatric encyclopaedia, an exhaustive study which is .