The Smoke of the Soul: Medicine, Physiology and Religion in Early Modern England

The Smoke of the Soul: Medicine, Physiology and Religion in Early Modern England

by R. Sugg
     
 

What was the soul? Christians agreed that it was the immortal core of each human being. Yet there was no agreement on where the soul was, what it was, or how it could be joined to the body. The Smoke of the Soul explores the anxieties and excitement generated by the mysterious zone where matter met spirit, and where human life met eternity.  See more details below

Overview

What was the soul? Christians agreed that it was the immortal core of each human being. Yet there was no agreement on where the soul was, what it was, or how it could be joined to the body. The Smoke of the Soul explores the anxieties and excitement generated by the mysterious zone where matter met spirit, and where human life met eternity.

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"An important contribution to the increasingly vibrant study of early modern anatomical practice... excellent, exhaustive and pioneering" James McNamara, TLS

"This engaging book examines the identity of the soul between the sixteenth and the eighteenth centuries and the author does so by referring to a wide range of texts in a dexterous and skilful way" Guido Giglioni, Social History of Medicine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781137345592
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
11/13/2013
Edition description:
2013
Pages:
389
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Sugg is Lecturer in Renaissance Literature at the University of Durham, UK. He is the author of John Donne (2007), Murder After Death (2007), Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires (2011), and The Secret History of the Soul (2013). He has published and presented his work via national and international newspapers, radio and television. He is currently writing a two volume history of vampirism, Faces of the Vampire.

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