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The body in history : Europe from the Palaeolithic to the future

Author: John Robb; Oliver J T Harris
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is a long-term history of how the human body has been understood in Europe from the Palaeolithic to the present day, focusing on specific moments of change. Developing a multi-scalar approach to the past, and drawing on the work of an interdisciplinary team of experts, the authors examine how the body has been treated in life, art and death for the last 40,000 years. Key case-study chapters examine  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Robb; Oliver J T Harris
ISBN: 9780521195287 0521195284 9780521124119 0521124115
OCLC Number: 840934567
Awards: Winner of PROSE Award for Excellence in the Social Sciences 2013
Winner of PROSE Award for Archaeology and Anthropology 2013
Description: xxiv, 266 pages : illustrations, map ; 29 cm
Contents: O brave new world, that has such people in it / Oliver J.T. Harris and John Robb --
Body worlds and their history: some working concepts / Oliver J.T. Harris and John Robb --
The limits of the body / Dušan Borić, Oliver J.T. Harris, Preston Miracle and John Robb --
The body in its social context / Oliver J.T. Harris, Katharina Rebay-Salisbury, John Robb and Marie Louise Stig Sørensen --
The body and politics / Oliver J.T. Harris, Jessica Hughes, Robin Osbourne, John Robb and Simon Stoddart --
The body and God / Oliver J.T. Harris and John Robb --
The body in the age of knowledge / Oliver J.T. Harris, John Robb and Sarah Tarlow --
The body in the age of technology / Oliver J.T. Harris, Maryon McDonald and John Robb --
The body in history: a concluding essay / Oliver J.T. Harris and John Robb --
Epilogue / Marilyn Strathern.
Responsibility: edited by John Robb, University of Cambridge, Oliver J.T. Harris, University of Leicester.

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