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Power and knowledge : astrology, physiognomics, and medicine under the Roman Empire

Author: Tamsyn Barton
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1994.
Series: Body, in theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Power and Knowledge charts a history of three ancient scientiae in the Roman Empire - astrology, medical prognosis, and physiognomy (the art of discerning character or destiny from a person's physique). Drawing on contemporary approaches in social theory and the philosophy of science, Tamsyn Barton argues that the ancient sciences are best understood in terms of rhetoric, as their practitioners are involved in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Barton, Tamsyn, 1962-
Power and knowledge.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)608212577
Online version:
Barton, Tamsyn, 1962-
Power and knowledge.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)623321511
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tamsyn Barton
ISBN: 047210425X 9780472104253 0472088521 9780472088522
OCLC Number: 30157398
Description: xiv, 254 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Star Wars in the Greco-Roman World. pt. I. The Rise and Fall of Astrology. pt. II. Astrology in Practice --
Ch. 2. Physiognomics: Voir, Savoir, Pouvoir --
Ch. 3. Medical Prognosis: The Doctor as Diviner and Detective --
Appendix A. Astrological Medicine: Iatromathematics --
Appendix B. The Gnostics and Astrology --
Appendix C. Favorinus' Exile.
Series Title: Body, in theory.
Responsibility: Tamsyn S. Barton.
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