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  • Health and Medicine in the Indian Princely States


    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 Studies in South Asian History

  • Medicine in Abbasid Baghdad

    Doctors and Diseases During the Golden Age

    By Peter Pormann

    This book provides a comprehensive examination of medicine in Baghdad during the Golden Age of Islamic civilization. It covers topics such as hospitals, doctors and diseases, and also the intellectual and cultural values that flourished.…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • Diet and Nutrition in the Roman World

    Edited by Paul Erdkamp, Claire Holleran

    Food culture in the classical world has received much attention but while this volume considers the political and social aspects of food where they are directly related to nutrition and diet, its primary focus is on the nature and quality of food consumed in the Roman world. The volume looks at the…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 

  • 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 

  • 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 

  • Translationality

    Essays in the Translational-Medical Humanities

    By Douglas Robinson

    This book defines "translationality" by weaving a number of sub- and interdisciplinary interests through the Medical Humanities: medicine in literature, the translational history of medical literature, a medical (neuroscience) approach to literary translation and translational hermeneutics, and a…

    Hardback – 2017-06-21 
    Routledge Advances in Translation and Interpreting Studies

  • 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 Studies in Cultural History

  • Sufferers and Healers

    The Experience of Illness in Seventeenth-Century England

    By Lucinda McCray Beier

    Lucinda McCray Beier’s remarkable book, first published in 1987, enters the world of illness in seventeenth-century England, exploring what it was like to be either a sufferer or a healer. A wide spectrum of healers existed, ranging between the housewife, with her simple herbal preparations, local…

    Paperback – 2017-05-30 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Revivals: Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages

    Edited by Various

    The Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages comprises of sixteen comprehensive reference titles covering a range of regions and themes in the Medieval period. First published between 1993 and 2006, the Encyclopedias provide complete and multidisciplinary guides to topics such as Women and…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30 
    Routledge Revivals: Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages

  • Reducing Bodies

    Mass Culture and the Female Figure in Postwar America

    By Elizabeth M. Matelski

    Reducing Bodies: Mass Culture and the Female Figure in Postwar America explores the ways in which women in the years following World War II refashioned their bodies – through reducing diets, exercise, and plastic surgery – and asks what insights these changing beauty standards can offer into gender…

    Paperback – 2017-05-29 

  • 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 – 2017-05-15 
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Routledge Revivals: Medieval Science, Technology and Medicine (2006)

    An Encyclopedia

    Edited by Thomas F. Glick, Steven J. Livesey, Faith Wallis

    First published in 2005, this encyclopedia demonstrates that the millennium from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance was a period of great intellectual and practical achievement and innovation. In Europe, the Islamic world, South and East Asia, and the Americas, individuals built on…

    Hardback – 2017-05-10 
    Routledge Revivals: Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages

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