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Mapping Mortality: The Persistence of Memory and Melancholy in Early Modern England

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This text is a cultural study of the ways men and women in early modern England confronted, accommodated and paid tribute to mortal life and certain death. Drawing on prose and poetry, painting and statuary, social practices and religious rites, William Engel reopens central questions about Renaissance habits of thought. He explores how the metaphorics of that period signa ...more
Hardcover, 287 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by University of Massachusetts Press (first published December 1995)
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