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Burton, Robert 1577-1640

Overview
Works: 256 works in 1,398 publications in 8 languages and 18,640 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Genealogy  History 
Roles: Author, Translator
Classifications: PR2223, 828.3
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The anatomy of melancholy by Robert Burton( Book )

865 editions published between 1621 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 7,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides an examination of melancholy. The author describes various types of melancholy and discusses its suspected causes. In addition, symptoms of melancholy are elaborates, and the prognosis and treatment of the disorder are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Robert Burton's Philosophaster, with an English translation of the same. Together with his other minor writings in prose and verse by Robert Burton( Book )

14 editions published between 1931 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophaster by Robert Burton( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burton, the anatomist; being extracts from the "Anatomy of melancholy" chosen to interest the psychologist in every man by Robert Burton( Book )

6 editions published between 1924 and 1978 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of melancholy by Robert Burton( )

8 editions published between 1621 and 1676 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some anatomies of melancholy by Robert Burton( Book )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anatomia della malinconia by Robert Burton( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in Italian and Multiple languages and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Anatomy of melancholy by Robert Burton( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"English churchman and scholar Robert Burton (1576-1639) was a passionate student of medicine, history, literature, and science--the whole of human knowledge. He was also a witty, pedantic, and eloquent genius, who devoted the major part of his life to writing The Anatomy of Melancholy, one of the richest, most inexhaustible books in the English language. Ostensibly an elaborately systematized medical treatise dealing with various morbid mental states--their causes, symptoms, and cures--the Anatomy is much more: a compendium of memorable utterances on the human condition in general, compiled from classical, scholastic, and contemporary sources. For this edition, the editors carefully selected those passages containing the most psychological and general interest, eliminating a good deal of nonessential material, but retaining the incomparable wit, eccentric charm, imagination, and richness of thought of the original. In short, readers will find here the essence of Burton's vast book--the passages which, according to W. H. D. Rouse, reveal the author's "eternal freshness, his own ingenuous interest, [and] his boyish delight in a good story." Unabridged republicaton of Burton the Anatomist, originally published by George H. Doran Company, New York, 1924." http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/dover031/2002019234.html
Text by Robert Burton( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2006 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophaster, comoedia, nunc primum in lucem producta. Poemata, antehac sparsim edita, nunc in unum collecta by Robert Burton( Book )

11 editions published between 1862 and 1868 in Latin and Undetermined and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The description of Leicester Shire, containing matters of antiquitye, historye, armorye, and genealogy by William Burton( Book )

1 edition published in 1622 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melancholy : as it proceeds from the disposition and habit, the passion of love, and the influence of religion by Robert Burton( Book )

7 editions published in 1801 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge treasury of English prose( Recording )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Anatomie der Schwermut : [über die Allgegenwart der Melancholie, ihre Ursachen und Symptome sowie die Kunst, es mit ihr auszuhalten] by Robert Burton( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anatomy of melancholy, what is ... by Robert Burton( Book )

26 editions published between 1632 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book offers an examination of melancholy. The author describes various types, causes and treatment of melancholy. In addition, symptoms of melancholy are elaborated, and the prognosis of the disorder are discussed. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Sanity in bedlam: a study of Robert Burton's Anatomy of melancholy by Lawrence Babb( Book )

3 editions published between 1959 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burton on melancholy by Robert Burton( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Burton's The Anatomy of Melancholy is one of the great but unclassifiable prose works in English literature: diverting, delightfully rambling, and filled with recondite learning and peculiar facts and speculations. Burton, frustrated at the stagnant, disorderly society in which he found himself, became convinced that the problems of England lay in its inclination to melancholy. This is the starting-point, or pretext, for a hugely wide-ranging survey of the causes, descriptions (and cures) of melancholy. Burton's unsystematic approach to his subject contributes greatly to its charm and interest, for much of it is composed of digressions that are, in effect, self-contained essays on all manner of subjects: cosmology, religious fanaticism, devils and spirits
 
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Alternative Names
Berton, Robert 1577-1640

Burton, R.

Burton, Roberto, 1577-1640

Démocrite Junior

Démocrite junior 1577-1640

Democritus.

Democritus 1577-1640 junior

Democritus Junior

Democritus junior 1577-1640

Democritus junior pseud

Robert Burton Brits essayist (1577-1640)

Robert Burton englischer Schriftsteller und anglikanischer Geistlicher und Gelehrter

Robert Burton saggista inglese

Robertas Burtonas

Роберт Бёртон английский священнослужитель, писатель и ученый

Робърт Бъртън

רוברט ברטון

ਰਾਬਰਟ ਬਰਟਨ

バートン, ロバート

羅伯特·柏頓

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