Power and Knowledge: Astrology, Physiognomics, and Medicine under the Roman Empire available in Paperback
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- University of Michigan Press
Power and Knowledge charts a history of three ancient scientiae in the Roman Empireastrology, medical prognosis, and physiognomy (the art of discerning character or destiny from a person's physique). Drawing on contemporary approaches in social theory and the philosophy of science, Tamsyn Barton argues that the ancient sciences are best understood in terms of rhetoric, as their practitioners are involved in sociopolitical struggles and their disciplines are rooted in Greco-Roman cultural norms and practices.
|Publisher:||University of Michigan Press|
|Series:||Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)|