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The Resource Feeling pleasures : the sense of touch in Renaissance England, Joe Moshenska

Feeling pleasures : the sense of touch in Renaissance England, Joe Moshenska

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Feeling pleasures : the sense of touch in Renaissance England
Title
Feeling pleasures
Title remainder
the sense of touch in Renaissance England
Statement of responsibility
Joe Moshenska
Title variation
Sense of touch in Renaissance England
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Language
eng
Summary
The sense of touch had a deeply uncertain status in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It had long been seen as the most certain and reliable of the senses, and also as biologically necessary: each of the other senses could be relinquished, but to lose touch was to lose life itself. Alternatively, touch was seen as dangerously bodily, and too fully involved in sensual and sexual pleasures, to be of true worth. This book argues that this tension came to the fore during the English Renaissance, and allowed some of the central debates of this period-surrounding the nature of human experience, of the material world, and of the relationship between the human and the divine-to proceed through discussions of touch. It also argues that the unstable status of touch was of particular import to the poetry of this period. By bringing touch to the fore in a period usually associated with the dominance of vision and optics, Joe Moshenska offers reconsiderations of major English poets, especially Edmund Spenser and John Milton, while exploring a range of spheres in which touch assumed new significance. These include theological debates surrounding relics and the Eucharist in the work of Erasmus, Thomas Cranmer and Lancelot Andrewes; the philosophical history of tickling; the touching of paintings and sculptures in a European context; faith healing and experimental science; and the early reception of Chinese medicine in England
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YDXCP
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1983-
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Moshenska, Joe
Dewey number
820.9/003
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR421
LC item number
.M67 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • English poetry
  • English poetry
  • Touch in literature
  • Renaissance
  • Touch Perception
  • Touch
  • Sensation
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Feeling pleasures : the sense of touch in Renaissance England, Joe Moshenska
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [337]-376) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Touching the past -- 'A sensible touching, feeling and groping': metaphor and sensory experience in the English reformation -- 'The lightest and the largest term': Lancelot Andrewes and the variousness of touch -- 'Attactu Nullo': touching the Gods, from Lucretius to Shakespeare -- 'Feeling pleasures': allegory and intimacy in The faerie queene -- Touching the beautiful: the feeling of artworks in the European Renaissance -- 'A sorrow, soft and agreeable': philosophies of tickling -- 'Every where environ'd, and incessantly touch'd': natural philosophies of feeling in seventeenth-century England -- 'Transported touch': the experience of feeling in Paradise lost -- 'Like rain falling on sand or hair dip'd in water': metaphor and the Chinese art of feeling -- Conslusion: The touch of the future
Control code
894539050
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 389 pages
Isbn
9780198712947
Lccn
2014933423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)894539050
Label
Feeling pleasures : the sense of touch in Renaissance England, Joe Moshenska
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [337]-376) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction: Touching the past -- 'A sensible touching, feeling and groping': metaphor and sensory experience in the English reformation -- 'The lightest and the largest term': Lancelot Andrewes and the variousness of touch -- 'Attactu Nullo': touching the Gods, from Lucretius to Shakespeare -- 'Feeling pleasures': allegory and intimacy in The faerie queene -- Touching the beautiful: the feeling of artworks in the European Renaissance -- 'A sorrow, soft and agreeable': philosophies of tickling -- 'Every where environ'd, and incessantly touch'd': natural philosophies of feeling in seventeenth-century England -- 'Transported touch': the experience of feeling in Paradise lost -- 'Like rain falling on sand or hair dip'd in water': metaphor and the Chinese art of feeling -- Conslusion: The touch of the future
Control code
894539050
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 389 pages
Isbn
9780198712947
Lccn
2014933423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)894539050

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