By Leslie Lockett

Old English verse and prose depict the human brain as a corporeal entity situated within the chest hollow space, at risk of spatial and thermal adjustments equivalent to the mental states: it was once concept that feelings comparable to rage, grief, and craving may cause the contents of the chest to develop hot, boil, or be constricted via strain. whereas readers frequently imagine the metaphorical nature of such literary pictures, Leslie Lockett, in Anglo-Saxon Psychologies within the Vernacular and Latin Traditions, argues that those depictions are literal representations of Anglo-Saxon folks psychology.

Lockett analyses either well-studied and little-known texts, together with Insular Latin grammars, The Ruin, the outdated English Soliloquies, The Rhyming Poem, and the writings of Patrick, Bishop of Dublin. She demonstrates that the Platonist-Christian thought of the incorporeal brain used to be recognized to only a few Anglo-Saxons all through many of the interval, whereas the concept that of mind-in-the-heart remained frequent. Anglo-Saxon Psychologies within the Vernacular and Latin Traditions examines the interactions of rival - and incompatible - recommendations of the brain in a hugely unique way.

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