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Anatomy and the organization of knowledge, 1500-1850

Author: Matthew Landers; Brian Muñoz
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, 2012.
Series: Body, gender and culture, no. 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Across early modern Europe, the growing scientific practice of dissection prompted new and insightful ideas about the human body. This collection of essays explores the impact of anatomical knowledge on wider issues of learning and culture.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Landers; Brian Muñoz
ISBN: 9781848933217 1848933215
OCLC Number: 756607280
Description: 258 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: The body as a map. Early modern dissection as a physical model of organization / Matthew Landers ; 'Who will not force a mad man to be let blood?' : circulation and trade in the early eighteenth century / Amy Witherbee ; Earth's intelligent body : subterranean systems and the circulation of knowledge, or, The radius subtending circumnavigation / Kevin L. Cope ; 'After an unwonted manner' : anatomy and poetical organization in Early Modern England / Mauro Spicci ; Subtle bodies : the limits of categories in Girolamo Cardano's 'De Subtilitate' / Sarah Parker --
Part 2: The collective body. Mirroring, anatomy, transparency : the collective body and the co-opted individual in Spenser, Hobbes and Bunyan / Nick Davis ; From human to political body and soul : materialism and mortalism in the political theory of Thomas Hobbes / Ionut Untea ; Visualizing the fibre-woven body : Nehemiah Grew's plant anatomy and the emergence of the fibre body / Hisao Ishizuka ; Forms of materialist embodiment / Charles T. Wolfe --
Part 3: Bodies visualized. Visualizing monsters : anatomy as a regulatory system / Touba Ghadessi ; Anatomy, Newtonian physiology and learned culture : the 'Myotomia Reformata' and its context within Georgian scholarship / Craig Ashley Hanson ; Art and medicine : creative complicity between artistic representation and research / Filippo Pierpaolo Marino ; The internal environment : Claude Bernard's concept and its representaiton in 'Fantastic Voyage / Jérôme Goffette and Jonathan Simon.
Series Title: Body, gender and culture, no. 9.
Responsibility: edited by Matthew Landers and Brian Muñoz.

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