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The Resource The smoke of the soul : medicine, physiology and religion in early modern England, Richard Sugg, Department of English Studies, Durham University, UK

The smoke of the soul : medicine, physiology and religion in early modern England, Richard Sugg, Department of English Studies, Durham University, UK

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The smoke of the soul : medicine, physiology and religion in early modern England
Title
The smoke of the soul
Title remainder
medicine, physiology and religion in early modern England
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Richard Sugg, Department of English Studies, Durham University, UK
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eng
Summary
"What was the soul? For hundreds of years Christians agreed that it was the essential, immortal core of each individual believer, and of the Christian faith in general. Despite this, there was no agreement on where the soul was, what it was, or how it could be joined to the material body. By focusing on the spirits of blood which were alleged to join body and soul, this book explores the peculiar problems, anxieties, and excitement generated by a zone where spirit met matter, and the earthly the divine. It shows how pious but rigorous Christians such as John Donne and Walter Raleigh expressed their dissatisfaction with existing theories of body-soul integration; how prone the soul was to being materialised; and how an increasingly scientific medical culture hunted the material aspects of the soul out of the human body"--
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1969-
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Sugg, Richard
Dewey number
820.9/3561
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR428.B63
LC item number
S84 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • English literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Soul in literature
  • Literature and medicine
  • Religion and literature
  • Literature and medicine
  • Religion and literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Poetry
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Renaissance
  • English literature
  • Human body
  • Literature
  • Literature and medicine
  • Religion and literature
  • Soul
  • England
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The smoke of the soul : medicine, physiology and religion in early modern England, Richard Sugg, Department of English Studies, Durham University, UK
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The Physiology of the Soul -- 2. The Soul in Three Dimensions: Pietro Pomponazzi and Andreas Vesalius -- 3. Aspiring Souls (I): Tamburlaine the Great -- 4. Aspiring Souls (II): Doctor Faustus -- 5. Painful Inquisition: Body-Soul Problems in Early Modern Christianity -- 6. The Differential Soul: Women, Fools and Personal Identity -- 7. The Dying Soul (I): Christian Mortalism as Religious Heresy -- 8. The Dying Soul (II): Mortalism as Literary Fantasy -- 9. Anatomy and the Rise of the Brain -- Conclusion The True Location of the Soul
Control code
848162876
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 389 pages
Isbn
9781137345592
Lccn
2013035868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)848162876
Label
The smoke of the soul : medicine, physiology and religion in early modern England, Richard Sugg, Department of English Studies, Durham University, UK
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The Physiology of the Soul -- 2. The Soul in Three Dimensions: Pietro Pomponazzi and Andreas Vesalius -- 3. Aspiring Souls (I): Tamburlaine the Great -- 4. Aspiring Souls (II): Doctor Faustus -- 5. Painful Inquisition: Body-Soul Problems in Early Modern Christianity -- 6. The Differential Soul: Women, Fools and Personal Identity -- 7. The Dying Soul (I): Christian Mortalism as Religious Heresy -- 8. The Dying Soul (II): Mortalism as Literary Fantasy -- 9. Anatomy and the Rise of the Brain -- Conclusion The True Location of the Soul
Control code
848162876
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 389 pages
Isbn
9781137345592
Lccn
2013035868
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)848162876

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