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The Body in Parts: Discourses and Anatomies in Early Modern Europe

The Body in Parts: Discourses and Anatomies in Early Modern Europe

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Edited by Carla Mazzio, Edited by David Hillman

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Paperback | 376 pages
  • Dimensions: 150mm x 228mm x 22mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 14 August 1997
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0415916941
  • ISBN 13: 9780415916943
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 1,108,858

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An examination of how the body--its organs, limbs, and viscera--were represented in the literature and culture of early modern Europe. This provocative volume demonstrates, the symbolism of body parts challenge our assumptions about "the body" as a fundamental Renaissance image of self, society, and nation.

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Carla Mazzio and David Hillman are both Teaching Fellows in the Department of English at Harvard.

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...these essays are incredibly learned, filled with analyses of anatomical treatises, ancient medical encyclopedias and commentaries on scripture.