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Nebuchadnezzar's children; conventions of madness in Middle English literature.

; Doob, Penelope Billings Reed, 1943- Ego Nabugodonosor
New Haven, Yale Univ. Press, 1974.
ISBN 9780300016758, 9780369916754, 0300016751, 0369916751

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
Gelman stacks
PR 275 .M44 D6 Available Request
American
LIB stacks
PR275.M44 D6 Available Request
Catholic
Mullen Library stacks
PR275.M44 D69 E3 1974 Available Request
Other Authors Doob, Penelope Billings Reed, 1943-
Subjects English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.
English literature -- Middle English.
Medicine in Literature.
Mental Disorders.
Mental illness in literature.
Description xvii, 247 pages illustrations
Copyright Date 1974.
Notes 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.
Summary 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.
Contents 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.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)864970
(OCoLC)ocm00864970
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WorldCat Identities Doob, Penelope Reed.
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