The Body in Parts

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

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 376 pages
  • 150 x 228 x 22mm | 498.95g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 0415916941
  • 9780415916943
  • 1,057,006

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

About Carla Mazzio

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

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