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  • Renaissance Food from Rabelais to Shakespeare

    Culinary Readings and Culinary Histories, 1st Edition

    Edited by Joan Fitzpatrick

    Providing a unique perspective on a fascinating aspect of early modern culture, this volume focuses on the role of food and diet as represented in the works of a range of European authors, including Shakespeare, from the late medieval period to the mid seventeenth century. The volume is divided…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • Melancholy and the Care of the Soul

    Religion, Moral Philosophy and Madness in Early Modern England, 1st Edition

    By Jeremy Schmidt

    Melancholy is rightly taken to be a central topic of concern in early modern culture, and it continues to generate scholarly interest among historians of medicine, literature, psychiatry and religion. This book considerably furthers our understanding of the issue by examining the extensive…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Nursing before Nightingale, 1815-1899

    1st Edition

    By Carol Helmstadter, Judith Godden

    Nursing Before Nightingale is a study of the transformation of nursing in England from the beginning of the nineteenth century until the emergence of the Nightingale nurse as the standard model in the 1890s. From the nineteenth century on historians have considered Florence Nightingale, with her…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • The One-Sex Body on Trial: The Classical and Early Modern Evidence

    1st Edition

    By Helen King

    By far the most influential work on the history of the body, across a wide range of academic disciplines, remains that of Thomas Laqueur. This book puts on trial the one-sex/two-sex model of Laqueur's Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud through a detailed exploration of the ways in…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Galen, De diebus decretoriis, from Greek into Arabic

    A Critical Edition, with Translation and Commentary, of Hunayn ibn Ishaq, Kitab ayyam al-buhran, 1st Edition

    By Glen M. Cooper

    This volume presents the first edition of the Arabic translation, by Hunayn ibn Ishaq, of Galen's Critical Days (De diebus decretoriis), together with the first translation of the text into a modern language. The substantial introduction contextualizes the treatise within the Greek and Arabic…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean

  • Ritual and Conflict: The Social Relations of Childbirth in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    By Adrian Wilson

    This book places childbirth in early-modern England within a wider network of social institutions and relationships. Starting with illegitimacy - the violation of the marital norm - it proceeds through marriage to the wider gender-order and so to the ’ceremony of childbirth’, the popular ritual…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Medical Authority and Englishwomen's Herbal Texts, 1550–1650

    1st Edition

    By Rebecca Laroche

    The first study to analyze print vernacular folio herbals from the standpoint of gender and to present original findings to do with early modern women's ownership of these herbals, Medical Authority and Englishwomen's Herbal Texts also looks at reasons and contexts behind early modern female…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity

  • The Body Divided

    Human Beings and Human 'Material' in Modern Medical History, 1st Edition

    By Sally Wilde

    Edited by Sarah Ferber

    Bodies and body parts of the dead have long been considered valuable material for use in medical science. Over time and in different places, they have been dissected, autopsied, investigated, harvested for research and therapeutic purposes, collected to turn into museum and other specimens, and…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Medicine, Government and Public Health in Philip II's Spain

    Shared Interests, Competing Authorities, 1st Edition

    By Michele L. Clouse

    Bridging the gap between histories of medicine and political/institutional histories of the early modern crown, this book explores the relationship between one of the most highly bureaucratic regimes in early modern Europe, Spain, and crown interest in and regulation of medical practices.…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • The Anatomist Anatomis'd

    An Experimental Discipline in Enlightenment Europe, 1st Edition

    By Andrew Cunningham

    The eighteenth-century practitioners of anatomy saw their own period as 'the perfection of anatomy'. This book looks at the investigation of anatomy in the 'long' eighteenth century in disciplinary terms. This means looking in a novel way not only at the practical aspects of anatomizing but also at…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Anatomical Dissection in Enlightenment England and Beyond

    Autopsy, Pathology and Display, 1st Edition

    Edited by Piers Mitchell

    Excavations of medical school and workhouse cemeteries undertaken in Britain in the last decade have unearthed fascinating new evidence for the way that bodies were dissected or autopsied in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This book brings together the latest discoveries by these…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

  • Time, Narrative, and Emotion in Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    By David Houston Wood

    Exploiting a link between early modern concepts of the medical and the literary, David Houston Wood suggests that the recent critical attention to the gendered, classed, and raced elements of the embodied early modern subject has been hampered by its failure to acknowledge the role time and…

    Paperback – 2016-09-09
    Routledge

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