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  • ISBN: 9780226092874
  • ISBN10: 0226092879

Books of the Body Anatomical Ritual and Renaissance Learning

by John Tedeschi

  • List Price: $43.00
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 12/01/1999
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Contents List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Abbreviations Introduction 1. Representations: The Dissection Scene--An Iconographic Investigation The Quodlibetarian Model: The Title Pages of Mondino dei Liuzzi's "Anatomia" The Persistence of a Model: Berengario da Carpi A Transitional Iconography? The Shift: The Title Page of Andreas Vesalius's "De humani corporis fabrica" Images of Dissection in the Vesalian "Manner" 2. Practices: Norms and Behavior at the Public Anatomy Lesson--The Studium Urbis in the Sixteenth Century Between the Curia and the College: A Portrait of the Physician Preliminary Procedures and Public Control The Anatomy Lesson and a Bit of History The Selection of the Cadaver: Explicit Criteria and Implicit Caution Around the Cadaver: Before and after the Anatomy Masses and Alms: Dissection and the Afterlife Between Saying and Doing 3. Tradition: An Archeology of Anatomical Knowledge and of Dissecting Practices Physicians and Philosophers Working on the Discovery of the Body, or the Uses of Anatomy Unveiling: Dissecting Animals, Dissecting Humans A Paradigm for a Millennium Unease, Disgust, Contempt: Aristotle, the Empiricists and Christians on the Dissection of the Human Body The Rebirth of Anatomy 4. Bodies and Texts: Renaissance Anatomy: Dissection and Anatomical Knowledge in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries The Dismemberment of Cadavers Authority and Evidence Limitations of Belief: Vesalius, Galen, the Galenists Revulsion and Unease Epilogue Appendix Notes Bibliography Index
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