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Synopsis: This four-volume primary resource collection is the first large-scale study of depression. As a psychiatric term 'depression' dates back only as far as the mid-nineteenth century. Before then a wide range of terms were used to describe the experience of lowness of spirits. 'Melancholy' carried enormous weight, culturally and medically, and was one of the two confirmed forms of eighteenth-century insanity. At the same time the melancholy perspective could be associated culturally with enhanced sensitivity, as in the work of the poet Thomas Gray, with creative genius and intelligence and even with being in the height of fashion, as satirized by Pope in the 'Cave of Spleen' episode of Rape of the Lock. In the work of the poet William Cowper melancholy assumed an almost wholly religious aspect, with suicide as the only apparent release. Melancholia was also a key concept of the Romantic movement. Divided chronologically, each volume addresses a particular theme. The first volume examines the relationship between religion and melancholy with particular emphasis on evangelical Protestantism, which abounds with references to the psychological despair experienced by those who believe themselves to have been forsaken by God. Volume two depicts a period of radical change in medical understanding, as attitudes towards the body and its functions became increasingly evidence-based, while volume three explores the ways in which depression was identified, experienced and described from the inside. Finally, the fourth volume brings together a range of publications, including broadsides, songs, poems and essays in order to reconstruct the cultural context of depression at the close of the eighteenth century.
Title: Depression and Melancholy, 1660-1800
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Book Description Pickering & Chatto (Publishers), 2012. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Unread copy in very good condition, some shelf wear. Fast, daily dispatch 2-4 days for delivery within UK. International orders may take up to 3-4 weeks. November2015. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000090361
Book Description Routledge, 2012. Hardback. Book Condition: NEW. 9781848930865 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0941148
Book Description Pickering & Chatto Publishers, Limited. Book Condition: New. pp. 1600. Bookseller Inventory # 50948928
Book Description Pickering & Chatto Ltd, 2012. Book Condition: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Bookseller Inventory # 9781848930865-3