The Elizabethan Mind reviewed in Literary Review

The year 1600, writes Helen Hackett in her ambitious study of the mental world of the Elizabethans, was ‘a moment of the mind’. Around the turn of the 17th century, an unusually rich crop of literary works was published and performed that took as their principal subject the nature of the mind and mental processes, character and self, and the impact of ‘passion’ (in other words, emotion) on human thought and action.