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Healthy living in late Renaissance Italy

Author: Sandra Cavallo; Tessa Storey
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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The authors explore in detail the efforts made by men and women in late Renaissance Italy to stay healthy and prolong their lives. Drawing on a wide variety of sources - ranging from cheap healthy living guides in the vernacular to personal letters conduct literature, household inventories, and surviving images and objects - they demonstrate that a sophisticated culture of prevention was being developed in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print:
Cavallo, Sandra.
Healthy living in late Renaissance Italy.
2014
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Cavallo; Tessa Storey
ISBN: 9780191757686 0191757683
OCLC Number: 940606118
Awards: Winner of Winner of the Roland H. Bainton Prize for History 2014.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Contents: Acknowledgements ; List of Figures and Illustrations ; List of Abbreviations ; Introduction ; 1. Print and a Culture of Prevention ; 2. Practices of Healthy Living: the Sources ; 3. Worrying About the Air ; 4. A Good Night's Sleep ; 5. Gentle Exercise and Genteel Living ; 6. The Well-Tempered Man ; 7. 'Salute' (Cheers)! Drinking to Your Health ; 8. Excretions as Excrements: the Hygiene of the Body ; Conclusions ; Bibliography
Responsibility: Sandra Cavallo and Tessa Storey.
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