Essays on Literature, Culture and Sensibility
By (author) G. S. Rousseau
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Nervous Acts by G. S. Rousseau
Book DescriptionThese essays demonstrate the sweeping influence of the human nervous system on the rise of literature and sensibility in early modern Europe. The brain and nerves have usually been treated as narrow topics within the history of science and medicine. Now George Rousseau, an international authority on the relations of literature and medicine, demonstrates why a broader context is necessary. The nervous system was a crucial factor in the rise of recent civilization. More than any other body part, it holds the key to understanding how far back the strains and stresses of modern life - fatigue, depression, mental illness - extend.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403934543
(216mm x 140mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 10-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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The Languages of Psyche traces the dualism of mind and body during the 'long eighteenth century,' from the Restoration in England to the aftermath of the French Revolution. This title investigates the complex mind-body relationship in a variety of Enlightenment contexts - science, medicine, philosophy, literature, and everyday society.
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Author Biography - G. S. Rousseau
GEORGE S. ROUSSEAU is a Professor in the Modern History Research Unit at Oxford University and a Co-Director of the Oxford Centre for the History of Childhood. He has long been interested in the interface of culture and medicine and has written widely on the subject. His books include This Long Disease, My Life: Alexander Pope and the Sciences, The Languages of Psyche, Medicine and the Muses, Perilous Enlightenment, and Gout: The Patrician Malady.
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