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Robert Burton

 
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Robert Burton (1577-1640) spent most of his life in Oxford, first as a student and later as a scholar. His most famous work, the enormous Anatomy of Melancholy, was first published in 1621 and expanded in further editions throughout Burton’s life.

Angus Gowland is a Reader in Intellectual History at University College London.

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