Conjunctions of Mind, Soul and Body from Plato to the Enlightenment

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ISBN: 978-94-017-9071-0 (Print) 978-94-017-9072-7 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xviii

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    Pages 1-8

    Introduction

  3. Text and Self-Perception

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 9-9

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      Pages 11-24

      Living as a Sphinx: Composite Being and Monstrous Interpreter in the ‘Middle Life’ of Michael Psellos

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      Pages 25-45

      Murdering Souls and Killing Bodies: Understanding Spiritual and Physical Sin in Late-Medieval English Devotional Works

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      Pages 47-67

      ‘Adam, you are in a Labyrinth’: The First-Person Voice as the Nexus Between Body and Spirit in the Chronicle of Adam Usk

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      Pages 69-95

      The Thin End of the Wedge: Self, Body and Soul in Rembrandt’s Kenwood Self-Portrait

  4. Emotion

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 97-97

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      Pages 99-118

      Grief and Desire, Body and Soul in Gregory of Nyssa’s Life of Saint Macrina

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      Pages 119-132

      ‘Variable Passions’: Shakespeare’s Mixed Emotions

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      Pages 133-153

      Subtle Persuasions: The Memory of Bodily Experience as a Rhetorical Device in Francis Bacon’s Parliamentary Speeches

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      Pages 155-170

      Lessons in Music, Lessons in Love

  5. Sex

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 171-171

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      Pages 173-199

      Secretive Bodies and Passionate Souls: Transgressive Sexuality Among the Carolingians

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      Pages 201-210

      On the Bridling of the Body and Soul of Héloise, The ‘Chaste Whore’

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      Pages 211-234

      Keeping Body and Soul Together: Gender, Sexuality and Salvation in the Works of Jean LeFévre de Ressons

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      Pages 235-258

      Paul, Augustine, and Marital Sex in Guilielmus Estius’ Scriptural Commentaries

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      Pages 259-278

      The Ageing of Love: The Waning of Love’s Power

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      Pages 279-301

      Quaint Knowledge: A “Body-Mind” Pattern Across Shakespeare’s Career

  6. Material Souls

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 303-303

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      Pages 305-323

      Tears in Ancient and Early Modern Physiology: Petrus Petitus and Niels Stensen

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      Pages 325-336

      Alchemy and the Body/Mind Question in the Work of John Donne

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      Pages 337-370

      ‘Among the Rest of the Senses…Proved Most Sure’: Ethics of the Senses in Pre-modern Europe

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      Pages 371-421

      The Material Soul: Strategies for Naturalising the Soul in an Early Modern Epicurean Context