Spaces, Objects and Identities in Early Modern Italian Medicine

Spaces, Objects and Identities in Early Modern Italian Medicine

Editor(s): Sandra Cavallo, David Gentilcore

Published Online: 24 MAR 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405180405

Online ISBN: 9781444306637

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306637

Series Editor(s): John E. Law

About this Book

This collection, by an international team of scholars, presents exciting research currently being undertaken on early modern Italy which questions the conventional boundaries of medical history.

  • Brings together historians of medicine and scholars of different backgrounds who are re-visiting the field from new perspectives and with the support of innovative questions and unexplored sources
  • Explores crucial areas of intersection between the territory of medicine and that of law, politics, religion, art and material culture and highlights the connections between these apparently separate fields
  • Challenges our understanding of what we regard as medical activities, medical identities, spaces and objects
  • Addresses the study of medical careers, medical identities and spaces where medical activities were performed e.g. apothecary shops, courtrooms, convents and museums

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