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The Anatomy of Melancholy

Volume VI: Commentary on the Third Partition, together with Biobibliographical and Topical Indexes

Robert Burton
Edited by J. B. Bamborough and With Martin Dodsworth

A Clarendon Press Publication

Oxford English Texts

  • Moves Burton studies to a new level, illuminating his use of sources and transforming our understanding of his methods of composition.
  • Concluding the edition, the commentary identifies Burton's vast array of sources for the first time, and explains his allusions.
  • Provides an invaluable biographical and bibliographical index to the numerous other authors on whom Burton drew - both with and without attribution - correctly identifying many of them for the first time.