A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Renaissance

Covering the period from 1400 to 1650, this volume examines the flexible and shifting categories of the body at an unparalleled time of growth in geographical exploration, science, technology, and commerce.

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Renaissance

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Renaissance

The Renaissance was a time of immense change in the social, political, economic, intellectual, and artistic arenas of the Western world.The cultural construction of the human body occupied a pivotal role in those transformations. The social and cultural meanings of embodiment revolutionized the intellectual, political, and emotional ideologies of the period. Covering the period from 1400 to 1650, this volume examines the flexible and shifting categories of the body at an unparalleled time of growth in geographical exploration, science, technology, and commerce. A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Renaissance presents an overview of the period with essays on the centrality of the human body in birth and death, health and disease, sexuality, beauty and concepts of the ideal, bodies marked by gender, race, class and disease, cultural representations and popular beliefs, and self and society.

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A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Renaissance
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Linda Kalof, William Bynum
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-03-13 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

The Renaissance was a time of immense change in the social, political, economic, intellectual, and artistic arenas of the Western world.The cultural construction of the human body occupied a pivotal role in those transformations. The social and cultural meanings of embodiment revolutionized the intellectual, political, and emotional ideologies of the
A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Enlightenment
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Carole Reeves
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-08 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

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
The Body Emblazoned
Language: en
Pages: 327
Authors: Jonathan Sawday
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Psychology Press

Sawday offers a compelling study of the culture of dissection in the English Renaissance which informed intellectual enquiry in Europe for nearly two hundred years.
Culture and the Human Body
Language: en
Pages: 129
Authors: John W. Burton
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Waveland PressInc

To appreciate the human body is to acknowledge the various ways in which it has become a cultural artifact rather than a purely natural phenomenon."--BOOK JACKET.
This Mortal Coil
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Fay Bound Alberti
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-06 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

The body has a history. Although Hamlet's "mortal coil" is said to speak universal and unchanging truths about our physical and emotional experiences, conceptions of the body in Shakespeare's time were very different from our own today. The way the body is understood to move, feel, breathe andengage with the

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