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Medieval bodies : life, death and art in the Middle Ages, Jack Hartnell

Label
Medieval bodies : life, death and art in the Middle Ages
Title
Medieval bodies
Title remainder
life, death and art in the Middle Ages
Statement of responsibility
Jack Hartnell
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With wit, wisdom, and a sharp scalpel, Jack Hartnell dissects the medieval body and offers a remedy to our preconceptions. Medieval beliefs about the body were drastically different from ours today: Hair was thought to be a condensation of fumes emitted from the pores, ideas were supposedly committed to memory by being directly imprinted on the brain, and the womb of a goat was believed to function as a contraceptive. But while this medieval medicine now seems archaic, it also made a critical contribution to modern science. Medieval Bodies guides us on a head-to-heel journey through this era's revolutionary advancements and disturbing convictions. We learn about the surgeons who dissected a living man's stomach, then sewed him up again; about the geographers who delineated racial groups by skin color; and about the practice of fasting to gain spiritual renown. Encompassing medicine and mysticism, politics and art-and complete with vivid, full-color illustrations-Medieval Bodies shows us how it felt to live and die a thousand years ago"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hartnell, Jack
Dewey number
909.07
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
CB351
LC item number
.H25 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Medicine, Medieval
  • Human body
Label
Medieval bodies : life, death and art in the Middle Ages, Jack Hartnell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published by Profile Books in partnership with Wellcome Collection in the UK in 2018 under the title Medieval bodies: life, death and art in the Middle Ages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9781324002161
Lccn
2019026005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
2019026005
Label
Medieval bodies : life, death and art in the Middle Ages, Jack Hartnell
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published by Profile Books in partnership with Wellcome Collection in the UK in 2018 under the title Medieval bodies: life, death and art in the Middle Ages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-324) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9781324002161
Lccn
2019026005
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
2019026005

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