History of Medicine Products

  • The Minoan Body

    A Somatic Approach to Social, Economic and Political Change in Bronze Age Crete

    By Anna Simandiraki-Grimshaw

    The human body has been under-researched in the field of Minoan archaeology and understandings about the Cretan Bronze Age have often relied on data not directly related to the human body, such as pottery and architecture. While methodologically important, these data offer an incomplete picture of…

    Hardback – 2018-02-01 

  • The Midwives Book, 1540-1720

    The Early-Modern British Sex Manual

    Edited by Elaine Hobby

    From the first, the early-modern midwifery manual was a cross-cultural phenomenon. Disseminated in cheap octavo formats and in vernacular translations, they were an accessible source of information and advice on sexual life. In mapping the development of the English-language midwifery manual,…

    Hardback – 2018-01-28 
    Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity

  • Signing the Body in Early Modern France

    By Katherine Dauge-Roth

    The first major scholarly investigation into the rich history and ambiguous status of the body as a written object, this interdisciplinary study surveys varied forms of corporeal writing, imprinting and marking in France in the early modern period. Author Katherine Dauge-Roth demonstrates that the…

    Hardback – 2018-01-28 

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Medieval Disability Studies

    By John P. Sexton, Kisha G. Tracy

    The questions posed by disability studies scholarship are increasingly of interest to medieval studies scholars and there have been a wealth of books published on the intersection of these two fields of research over the past two decades. More recently, medieval scholars have developed a framework…

    Hardback – 2018-01-28 

  • Brainwaves: A Cultural History of Electroencephalography

    By Cornelius Borck

    In the history of brain research, the prospect of visualizing brain processes has continually awakened great expectations. In this study, Cornelius Borck focuses on a recording technique developed by the German physiologist Hans Berger to register electric brain currents; a technique that was…

    Hardback – 2018-01-12 
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • 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 – 2017-12-22 
    Routledge Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture

  • Pathology in Practice

    Diseases and Dissections in Early Modern Europe

    Edited by Silvia De Renzi, Marco Bresadola, Maria Conforti

    Post-mortems may have become a staple of our TV viewing, but the long history of this practice is still little known. This book provides a fresh account of the dissections that took place across early modern Europe on those who had died of a disease or in unclear circumstances. Drawing on different…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • The Bioethics of Pain Management

    Beyond Opioids

    By Daniel S. Goldberg

    In this book, public health ethicist Daniel S. Goldberg sets out to characterize the subjective experience of pain and its undertreatment within the US medical establishment, and puts forward public policy recommendations for ameliorating the undertreatment of pain. The book begins from the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge Annals of Bioethics

  • Disability and Art History

    Edited by Ann Millett-Gallant, Elizabeth Howie

    This is the first book of its kind to feature interdisciplinary art history and disability studies scholarship. Art historians have traditionally written about images of figures with impairments and artworks by disabled artists, without integrating disability studies scholarship, while many…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 

  • Hippocratic Oratory

    The Poetics of Early Greek Medical Prose

    By James R. Cross

    On Ancient Medicine, On the Art, On Breaths, On the Nature of Human Beings and On the Sacred Disease are among the most well-known and sophisticated works of the Hippocratic Collection. The authors of these treatises were seeking means to express their arguments that built on authoritative models…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09 
    Medicine and the Body in Antiquity

  • Plague, Print, and the Reformation

    The German Reform of Healing, 1473–1573

    By Erik A. Heinrichs

    This book surveys a neglected set of sources, German plague prints and treatises published between 1473 and 1573, in order to explore the intertwined histories of plague, print, medicine and religion during the Reformation era. It argues that a particularly German reform of healing flourished in…

    Hardback – 2017-11-07 
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • William Hunter and his Eighteenth-Century Cultural Worlds

    The Anatomist and the Fine Arts

    By Helen McCormack

    The eminent physician and anatomist Dr William Hunter (1718-1783) made an important and significant contribution to the history of collecting and the promotion of the fine arts in Britain in the eighteenth century. Born at the family home in East Calderwood, he matriculated at the University of…

    Hardback – 2017-10-17
    Routledge Research in Art History

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