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Contents List of Illustrations xii Introduction 1 1. Intimate Disciplines: Archaeology, Literary Criticism, and the Traces of the Dead 17 2. Exhumation and Ethnic Conflict: Colonial Archaeology from St Erkenwald to Spenser in Ireland 36 3. Dissolving Images: Monastic Ruins in Elizabethan Poetry 72 4. Charnel Knowledge Open Graves in Shakespeare and Donne 108 5. `Mummy is Become Merchandise': Cannibals and Commodities in the Seventeenth Century 151 6. Readers of the Lost Urns: Desire and Disintegration in Thomas Browne's Urn-Burial 175 Bibliography 205 Index 223
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English literature -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism.
Archaeology in literature.
Dead in literature.
Ruins in literature.
Antiquities in literature.