A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Medieval Age

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A Cultural History of The Human Body presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. This set of six volumes covers 2800 years of the human body as a physical, social, spiritual and cultural object. Volume 1: A Cultural History of the Human Body in Antiquity (1300 BCE - 500 CE) Edited by Daniel Garrison, Northwestern University. Volume 2: A Cultural History of the Human Body in The Medieval Age (500 - 1500) Edited by Linda Kalof, Michigan State University Volume 3: A Cultural History of the ...

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Overview

A Cultural History of The Human Body presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. This set of six volumes covers 2800 years of the human body as a physical, social, spiritual and cultural object. Volume 1: A Cultural History of the Human Body in Antiquity (1300 BCE - 500 CE) Edited by Daniel Garrison, Northwestern University. Volume 2: A Cultural History of the Human Body in The Medieval Age (500 - 1500) Edited by Linda Kalof, Michigan State University Volume 3: A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Renaissance (1400 - 1650) Edited by Linda Kalof, Michigan State University and William Bynum, University College London. Volume 4: A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Enlightenment (1600 - 1800) Edited by Carole Reeves, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London. Volume 5: A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Age of Empire (1800 - 1920) Edited by Michael Sappol, National Library of Medicine in Washington, DC, and Stephen P. Rice, Ramapo College of New Jersey. Volume 6: A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Modern Age (1900-21st Century) Edited by Ivan Crozier, University of Edinburgh, and Chiara Beccalossi, University of Queensland. Each volume discusses the same themes in its chapters: 1. Birth and Death 2. Health and Disease 3. Sex and Sexuality 4. Medical Knowledge and Technology 5. Popular Beliefs 6. Beauty and Concepts of the Ideal 7. Marked Bodies I: Gender, Race, Class, Age, Disability and Disease 8. Marked Bodies II: the Bestial, the Divine and the Natural 9. Cultural Representations of the Body 10. The Self and Society This means readers can either have a broad overview of a period by reading a volume or follow a theme through history by reading the relevant chapter in each volume. Superbly illustrated, the full six volume set combines to present the most authoritative and comprehensive survey available on the human body through history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781472554635
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 3/13/2014
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 1,091,419
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Linda Kalof is Professor of Sociology at Michigan State University and author of Looking at Animals in Human History and editor of A Cultural History of Animals (Berg, 2007).

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Series Preface

Introduction
Monica H. Green, Arizona State University, USA

1 Birth and Death
Katharine Park, Harvard University, USA

2 Health, Disease, and the Medieval Body
Ann G. Carmichael, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

3 The Sexual Body
Ruth Mazo Karras, University of Minnesota, USA and Jacqueline Murray, University of Guelph, Canada

4 The Body Inferred: Knowing the Body through the Dissection of Texts
Fernando Salmón, University of Cantabria, Spain

5 Bodies and the Supernatural: Humans, Demons, and Angels
Anke Bernau, University of Manchester, UK

6 Beautiful Bodies
Montserrat Cabré, Universidad de Cantabria, Spain

7 Bodily Essences: Bodies as Categories of Difference
Monica H. Green, Arizona State University, USA

8 The Diversity of Human Kind
Monica H. Green, Arizona State University, USA

9 Cultural Representations of the Body
Samantha Riches, Lancaster University, UK and Bettina Bildhauer, University of St Andrews, UK

10 Self and Society
Sylvia Huot, University of Cambridge, UK

Notes
Bibliography
Contributors
Index

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