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“In Every Wound there is a Bloody Tongue”: Cruentation in Early Modern Literature and Psychology

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“In Every Wound there is a Bloody Tongue”: Cruentation in Early Modern Literature and Psychology. / Dawson, Lesel; Lander Johnson, Bonnie (Editor); Decamp, Eleanor (Editor).

Blood Matters: Studies in European Literature and Thought, 1400-1700. 2018.

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Harvard

Dawson, L, Lander Johnson, B (ed.) & Decamp, E (ed.) 2018, “In Every Wound there is a Bloody Tongue”: Cruentation in Early Modern Literature and Psychology. in Blood Matters: Studies in European Literature and Thought, 1400-1700.

APA

Dawson, L., Lander Johnson, B. (Ed.), & Decamp, E. (Ed.) (2018). “In Every Wound there is a Bloody Tongue”: Cruentation in Early Modern Literature and Psychology. In Blood Matters: Studies in European Literature and Thought, 1400-1700

Vancouver

Dawson L, Lander Johnson B, (ed.), Decamp E, (ed.). “In Every Wound there is a Bloody Tongue”: Cruentation in Early Modern Literature and Psychology. In Blood Matters: Studies in European Literature and Thought, 1400-1700. 2018.

Author

Dawson, Lesel; Lander Johnson, Bonnie (Editor); Decamp, Eleanor (Editor) / “In Every Wound there is a Bloody Tongue”: Cruentation in Early Modern Literature and Psychology.

Blood Matters: Studies in European Literature and Thought, 1400-1700. 2018.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

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