Nebuchadnezzar's children; conventions of madness in Middle English literature.
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Mullen Library stacks
|PR275.M44 D69 E3 1974||Available||Request|
Doob, Penelope Billings Reed, 1943-
English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.
English literature -- Middle English.
Medicine in Literature.
Mental illness in literature.
xvii, 247 pages illustrations
Shorter version of the author's thesis, Stanford University, entitled: Ego Nabugodonosor: a study of conventions of madness in Middle English literature.
Includes bibliographical references.
The author focuses attention on what seem to be the two most important problems for a study of the literary uses of madness in Middle English literature: 1)What does madness generally mean in medieval society and literature, and 2)How do medieval attitudes affect the literary uses and meanings of madness? The author shows only ways of looking at madness that were available in late medieval England.
Backgrounds: medieval attitudes toward madness -- Nebuchadnezzar and the conventions of madness -- The mad sinner: Herod and the pagan kings -- The unholy and holy wild man -- Conclusions: Thomas Hoccleve.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
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