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Medieval bodies: life, death and art in the Middle Ages
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Published:
New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2019].
Format:
Book
Edition:
First American edition.
Physical Desc:
346 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781324002161, 1324002166, 9781324002161

Notes

General 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
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-324) and index.
Description
"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"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Hartnell, J. (2019). Medieval bodies: life, death and art in the Middle Ages. First American edition. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Hartnell, Jack. 2019. Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Hartnell, Jack, Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2019.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Hartnell, Jack. Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages. First American edition. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2019. Print.

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