The monster in the machine : magic, medicine, and the marvelous in the time of the scientific revolution (Book, 2001) [WorldCat.org]
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The monster in the machine : magic, medicine, and the marvelous in the time of the scientific revolution

Author: Zakiya Hanafi
Publisher: Durham, NC ; London : Duke University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Tracks the ways in which human beings were defined in contrast to supernatural and demonic creatures during the time of the Scientific Revolution. Explaining that the word 'monster' is derived from  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zakiya Hanafi
ISBN: 0822325365 9780822325369 0822325683 9780822325680
OCLC Number: 1000974970
Description: xii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1: Monstrous Matter Chapter 2: Monstrous Machines Chapter 3: Medicine and the Mechanical Body Chapter 4: Vico's Monstrous Body Chapter 5: Monstrous Metaphor Afterword Notes Works Consulted Index
Responsibility: Zakiya Hanafi.

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