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Fictions of disease in early modern England : bodies, plagues and politics /
Margaret Healy.
imprint
Houndmills ; New York : Palgrave, 2001.
description
xii, 277 p.
ISBN
0333963997
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imprint
Houndmills ; New York : Palgrave, 2001.
isbn
0333963997
catalogue key
4634570
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Healy's book is an excellent and rich commentary on the multiple narratives of medicine in this era."--Anita Guerrini, Isis
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How did early modern people imagine their bodies? What impact did the new disease syphilis and recurrent outbreaks of plague have on these mental landscapes? Why was the glutted belly such a potent symbol of pathology? Ranging from the Reformation through the English Civil War,Fictions of Diseaseis a unique study of a fascinating cultural imaginary of "disease" and its political consequences. Healy's original approach illuminates the period's disease-impregnated literature, including works by Shakespeare, Heywood, Milton, Dekker, and others.
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How did early modern people imagine their bodies? What impact did the new disease syphilis and recurrent outbreaks of plague have on these mental landscapes? Why was the glutted belly such a potent symbol of pathology? Ranging from the Reformation through the English Civil War, Fictions of Disease is a unique study of a fascinating cultural imaginary of "disease" and its political consequences. Healy's original approach illuminates the period's disease-impregnated literature, including works by Shakespeare, Heywood, Milton, Dekker, and others.
Table of Contents
The Humoral-Paracelsan Body
The Plaguy Body
The Plaguy Body
The Pocky Body
The Pocky Body
The Glutted, Unvented Body
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