The Virtue of Sympathy : Magic, Philosophy, and Literature in Seventeenth-Century England EPUB
by Seth Lobis
Part of the Yale Studies in English series
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Beginning with an analysis of Shakespeare's The Tempest and building to a new reading of Milton's Paradise Lost, author Seth Lobis charts a profound change in the cultural meaning of sympathy during the seventeenth century. Having long referred to magical affinities in the universe, sympathy was increasingly understood to be a force of connection between people. By examining sympathy in literary and philosophical writing of the period, Lobis illuminates an extraordinary shift in human understanding.
- Format: EPUB
- Pages: 432 pages
- Publisher: Yale University Press
- Publication Date: 06/01/2015
- Category: Literary studies: general
- ISBN: 9780300210415
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