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Robert Burton
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As R. Nochimson remarks, ‘the ordinary facts of Burton’s life are difficult (if not impossible) to establish conclusively’ (‘Studies’, p. 86). There is some certainty that Robert Burton was born on 8 February 1576/7 at Lindley Hall, his parents’ estate in Leicestershire. A lifelong student, he matriculated in 1593 at Brasenose College, Oxford, and received his BA in 160…

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Squires, Jeffrey, “Robert Burton”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 20 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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