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  • City, Court, Academy

    Language Choice in Early Modern Italy

    Edited by Eva Del Soldato, Andrea Rizzi

    This volume focuses on early modern Italy and some of its key multilingual zones: Venice, Florence, and Rome. It offers a novel insight into the interplay and dynamic exchange of languages in the Italian peninsula, from the early fifteenth to the early seventeenth centuries. In particular, it…

    Hardback – 2017-09-08 
    Routledge

  • The British Anti-Psychiatrists

    From Institutional Psychiatry to the Counter-Culture, 1960-1971

    By Oisín Wall

    The British anti-psychiatric group, which formed around R.D. Laing, David Cooper, and Aaron Esterson in the 1960s, burned bright, but briefly, and has left a long legacy. This book follows their practical, social, and theoretical trajectory away from the structured world of institutional psychiatry…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Scientific Practices in European History, 1200-1800

    A Book of Texts

    By Peter Dear

    Scientific Practices in European History, 1200–1800 presents and situates a collection of extracts from both widely known texts by such figures as Copernicus, Newton, and Lavoisier, and lesser known but significant items, all chosen to provide a perspective on topics in social, cultural and…

    Paperback – 2017-08-18 
    Routledge

  • Empires of Knowledge

    Scientific Networks in the Early Modern World

    Edited by Paula Findlen

    Empires of Knowledge engages with the ongoing conversation among historians of science and medicine, what is a scientific network, how does it form and what work does it do in making knowledge? Building on over two decades of work on the republic of letters and long-distance networks this…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge

  • The End of Physiotherapy

    By David A. Nicholls

    Physiotherapy is arriving at a critical point in its history. Since World War I, physiotherapy has been one of the largest allied health professions and the established provider of orthodox physical rehabilitation. But ageing populations of increasingly chronically ill people, a growing scepticism…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • Health and Welfare in St. Petersburg, 1900–1941

    By Christopher Williams

    This is the first monograph to chart the changing health situation in the former capital of the Russian Empire during the first half of the twentieth century. It tells the story of how the Russian - then Soviet - government and public health authorities tried to cope with supplying the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Colonial Modernities

    Midwifery in Bengal, c.1860-1947

    By Ambalika Guha

    The subject of medicalisation of childbirth in colonial India has so far been identified with three major themes: the attempt to reform or ‘sanitise’ the site of birthing practices, establishing lying-in hospitals and replacing traditional birth attendants with trained midwives and qualified female…

    Hardback – 2017-07-17 
    Routledge India
    The Social History of Health and Medicine in South Asia

  • Health and Medicine in the Indian Princely States

    1850-1950

    By Waltraud Ernst, Biswamoy Pati, T.V. Sekher

    Since the 1980s there has been a continual engagement with the history and the place of western medicine in colonial settings and non-western societies. In relation to South Asia, research on the role of medicine has focussed primarily on regions under direct British administration. This book looks…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Medicine and the Science of the Stars

    Astrological Physick in Early Modern England

    By Louise Hill Curth

    Despite the modern view of astrology as a pseudoscience, the movements and corresponding effects of the stars played a major role in early modern English society and culture. This holds particularly true of its use in "physick" [the contemporary term for medicine]. As it had for centuries,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28
    Routledge

  • Storytelling as Plague Prevention in Medieval and Early Modern Italy

    The Decameron Tradition

    By Martin Marafioti

    Through close readings of five Italian collections of novellas written over a 500-year period, Martin Marafioti explores the literary tradition of storytelling, and particularly its efficacy as a healing tool following traumatic visitations from the plague. In this study, Giovanni Boccaccio's…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28
    Routledge

  • Science, Technology, and Medicine in the Modern Japanese Empire

    Edited by David G. Wittner, Philip C Brown

    Science, technology, and medicine all contributed to the emerging modern Japanese empire and conditioned key elements of post-war development. As the only emerging non-Western country that was a colonial power in its own right, Japan utilized these fields not only to define itself as racially…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • An Intellectual History of Blindness

    The Enlightenment to the Present

    By Frank Wyman

    This volume studies two related problematics. First, Enlightenment ideas about human difference in general and blindness in particular were often at war with one another. Second, conflicts concerning Enlightenment thought continued in the lives and writings of many important blind thinkers, from…

    Hardback – 2017-06-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

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