At a glance:
- Author: Robert Burton
- First Published: 1621
- Type of Work: Psychology
- Genres: Nonfiction, Philosophy, Science and technology, Psychology
- Subjects: Marriage, God, Seventeenth century, Human behavior, Devils or demons, Life, philosophy of, Satire, Angels
In the seventeenth century, ideas and theories, old and new, clamored for attention and consideration; rational thought and science had not yet begun to classify, assimilate, accept, and reject the great mass of learning that had accumulated over the centuries since ancient times. More than that, each scholar attempted, in that age before specialization, to master all human knowledge. Such was the age in which Robert Burton, who styled himself Democritus, Jr., wrote The Anatomy of Melancholy, which in many ways exemplifies the times in which it was...
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