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dc.contributor.advisorAllison, Libby
dc.contributor.authorRauch, Susan G.
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-28T21:20:13Z
dc.date.available2012-06-28T21:20:13Z
dc.date.issued2012-06-28
dc.date.submittedMay 2012
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/4208
dc.description.abstractMy thesis is an analysis of transitions in Renaissance medical writing and printing that help identify the intended readership, genre, and purpose of Timothy Bright’s published medical treatise, The Sufficiencie of English Medicines (London, 1580; rev 1615). My methodological approach includes a structural, comparative analysis of page design elements, genre theory, discourse patterns and stylistic features, as well as a brief historiographical context of Bright’s connections to other English medical practitioners, philosophers, and writers who adapted new writing styles and printing techniques during the late English Renaissance. The treatise, disseminated in the late 16th and early 17th century as a persuasive and informative method of preventive health communication, represents trends in the writing and printing of medical how-to books that addressed public health concerns of the day.
dc.formatText
dc.format.extent133 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectBright, Timothy
dc.subjectMedical treatise
dc.subjectRenaissance medical writing
dc.subjectRenaissance writing
dc.subjectTransitions in Renaissance writings
dc.subjectTrends in Renaissance writing
dc.subjectEarly-modern medical writing
dc.subjectRamism
dc.subjectPage design
dc.subjectStylistics
dc.subjectThought-style
dc.subjectEnglish vernacularization
dc.subject16th century preventive health
dc.subjectGrounded theory
dc.subjectGenre theory
dc.subjectGenre dynamics
dc.subjectParacelsian
dc.subject.lcshBright, Timothie--1550-1615en_US
dc.subject.lcshTechnical writing--Historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshMedical writing--Historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshRenaissance--Englanden_US
dc.subject.lcshBook design--Historyen_US
dc.titleTrends and Transitions in Renaissance Medical-Technical Writing and Page Design: An Analysis of Timothy Bright's Sufficiencie of English Medicines (1580-1615)
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWilliams, Miriam
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLochman, Dan
thesis.degree.departmentEnglish
thesis.degree.disciplineTechnical Communication
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
txstate.departmentEnglish


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