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  • Pastoral Drama and Healing in Early Modern Italy

    1st Edition

    By Federico Schneider

    Pastoral Drama and Healing in Early Modern Italy represents the first full-length study to confront seriously the well-rehearsed analogy of the pastoral poet as healer. Usually associated with the edifying function of the Renaissance pastoral, this analogy, if engaged more profoundly, raises a…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • Essays on David Hume, Medical Men and the Scottish Enlightenment

    'Industry, Knowledge and Humanity', 1st Edition

    By Roger L. Emerson

    The Scottish Enlightenment was a period of intellectual and scientific progress, in a country previously considered to be marginal to the European intellectual scene. Yet the enlightenment was not about politeness or civic humanism, but something more basic - the making of an improved society which…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • 'Regimental Practice' by John Buchanan, M.D.

    An Eighteenth-Century Medical Diary and Manual, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Kopperman

    In 1746, Dr John Buchanan, recently retired as a medical officer in the British Army, produced a manuscript entitled, 'Regimental Practice, or a Short History of Diseases common to His Majesties own Royal Regiment of Horse Guards when abroad (Commonly called the Blews).' Revised in several stages…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • The Language of Mineralogy

    John Walker, Chemistry and the Edinburgh Medical School, 1750-1800, 1st Edition

    By Matthew D. Eddy

    Classification is an important part of science, yet the specific methods used to construct Enlightenment systems of natural history have proven to be the bête noir of studies of eighteenth-century culture. One reason that systematic classification has received so little attention is that natural…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • Shakespeare and the Eighteenth Century

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Sabor, Paul Yachnin

    In 1700, Shakespeare was viewed as one of the leading Renaissance playwrights, but not as supreme. By 1800, he was not only widely performed and read but celebrated as a universal genius and a national literary hero. What happened during the intervening years is the subject of this fascinating…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • The Great Nation in Decline

    Sex, Modernity and Health Crises in Revolutionary France c.1750–1850, 1st Edition

    By Sean M. Quinlan

    This book studies how doctors responded to - and helped shape - deep-seated fears about nervous degeneracy and population decline in France between 1750 and 1850. It uncovers a rich and far-ranging medical debate in which four generations of hygiene activists used biomedical science to transform…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Birthing Bodies in Early Modern France

    Stories of Gender and Reproduction, 1st Edition

    By Kirk D. Read

    The pregnant, birthing, and nurturing body is a recurring topos in early modern French literature. Such bodies, often metaphors for issues and anxieties obtaining to the gendered control of social and political institutions, acquired much of their descriptive power from contemporaneous medical and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge

  • Ireland and Medicine in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

    1st Edition

    By James Kelly

    Edited by Fiona Clark

    The story of early modern medicine, with its extremes of scientific brilliance and barbaric practice, has long held a fascination for scholars. The great discoveries of Harvey and Jenner sit incongruously with the persistence of Galenic theory, superstition and blood-letting. Yet despite continued…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Crafting Immunity

    Working Histories of Clinical Immunology, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer Keelan

    Edited by Kenton Kroker

    Immunity is as old as illness itself, yet historians have only just begun to take up the challenge of reconstructing the modern transformation of attempts to protect against disease. Crafting Immunity assembles in one volume the most recent efforts of an international group of scholars to place the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Reinventing Hippocrates

    1st Edition

    Edited by David Cantor

    The name of Hippocrates has been invoked as an inspiration of medicine since antiquity, and medical practitioners have turned to Hippocrates for ethical and social standards. While most modern commentators accept that medicine has sometimes fallen short of Hippocratic ideals, these ideals are…

    Paperback – 2016-11-15
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Food in Shakespeare

    Early Modern Dietaries and the Plays, 1st Edition

    By Joan Fitzpatrick

    A study of common and exotic food in Shakespeare's plays, this is the first book to explore early modern English dietary literature to understand better the significance of food in Shakespearean drama. Food in Shakespeare provides for modern readers and audiences an historically accurate account of…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge

  • Staging Anatomies

    Dissection and Spectacle in Early Stuart Tragedy, 1st Edition

    By Hillary M. Nunn

    Hillary M. Nunn here traces the connections between the London public's interest in medical dissection and the changing cultural significance of bloodshed on the early Stuart playhouse stage. Considering the playhouses' role within the social world of early modern London, Nunn explores the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-11
    Routledge
    Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity

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