The Body in Parts

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

Edited by Carla Mazzio , Edited by David Hillman


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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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  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 150 x 228 x 22mm | 498.95g
  • 14 Aug 1997
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • New.
  • 0415916941
  • 9780415916943
  • 1,180,382

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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.

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