Catalogue


Spaces, objects and identities in early modern Italian medicine [electronic resource] /
edited by Sandra Cavallo and David Gentilcore.
imprint
Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2008.
description
123 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
9781405180405 (pbk. : alk. paper)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2008.
isbn
9781405180405 (pbk. : alk. paper)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Miscarriages of apothecary justice: un-separate spaces of work and family in early modern Rome / Elizabeth S. Cohen -- Pharmacies as centres of communication in early modern Venice / Filippo de Vivo -- Women, wax and anatomy in the century of things / Lucia Dacome -- Medical competence, anatomy and the polity in seventeenth-century Rome / Silvia De Renzi -- Malpighi and the holy body: medical experts and miraculous evidence in seventeenth-century Italy / Gianna Pomata.
general note
"First published as volume 21, issue 4 of Renaissance studies."
"Published for the Society for Renaissance Studies."
catalogue key
8069120
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Reading these pages, we realise how medical historians have often neglected to consider some important spaces where medicine was practised, focusing instead on canonical settings such as hospitals, universities and anatomical theatres. In paying attention to other spaces, all the articles add new meaning to the concept of medical practice. ... An important item for scholars interested in revitalising the field of the history of medicine." ( Metascience , March 2009)
"Reading these pages, we realise how medical historians have often neglected to consider some important spaces where medicine was practised, focusing instead on canonical settings such as hospitals, universities and anatomical theatres. In paying attention to other spaces, all the articles add new meaning to the concept of medical practice. hellip; An important item for scholars interested in revitalising the field of the history of medicine." (Metascience, March 2009)
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Summaries
Main Description
This collection, by an international team of scholars, presents exciting examples of research currently being undertaken on early modern Italy which question the conventional boundaries of medical history. It brings together historians of medicine and scholars of different backgrounds who are re-visiting the field with new questions and unexplored sources. By exploring crucial areas of intersection between the territory of medicine and that of law, politics, religion, art and material culture, their work highlights the connections between these apparently separate fields and challenges our understanding of what we regard as medical activities, medical identities, spaces and objects. Chapters in this volume address the study of medical careers, medical identities and spaces where medical activities were performed (the apothecary's shop, the courtroom, the convent, the museum) in innovative ways, while their methodological contribution transcends geographical and chronological boundaries.
Main Description
This collection, by an international team of scholars, presents exciting research currently being undertaken on early modern Italy which questions the conventional boundaries of medical history. Brings together historians of medicine and scholars of different backgrounds who are re-visiting the field from new perspectives and with the support of innovative questions and unexplored sources Explores crucial areas of intersection between the territory of medicine and that of law, politics, religion, art and material culture and highlights the connections between these apparently separate fields Challenges our understanding of what we regard as medical activities, medical identities, spaces and objects Addresses the study of medical careers, medical identities and spaces where medical activities were performed e.g. apothecary shops, courtrooms, convents and museums
Table of Contents
Introduction: Spaces, objects and identities in early modern Italian medicinep. 1
Miscarriages of apothecary justice: un-separate spaces of work and family in early modern Romep. 8
Pharmacies as centres of communication in early modern Venicep. 33
Women, wax and anatomy in the 'century of things'p. 50
Medical competence, anatomy and the polity in seventeenth-century Romep. 79
Malpighi and the holy body: medical experts and miraculous evidence in seventeenth-century Italyp. 96
Indexp. 115
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