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Introduction

A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...In 1995, a leading medieval historian published an essay entitled “Why All the Fuss about the Medieval Body?”Caroline Walker Bynum, “Why All the Fuss about the Body? A Medievalist’s Perspective,” Critical Inquiry 22 (Autumn 1995): 1–33...

Introduction: The Sensual Middle Ages

Richard G. Newhauser

Richard G. Newhauser is Professor of English and Medieval Studies at Arizona State University, Tempe, USA. He is the author of, among other works, The Early History of Greed (2000); Sin: Essays on the Moral Tradition in the Western Middle Ages (2007); and co-editor of Sin in Medieval and Early Modern Culture (2012). He recently co-edited “Pleasure and Danger in Perception: The Five Senses in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,” a special issue of The Senses & Society (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of the Senses in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...Recent scholarship on the senses has demonstrated that an essential step in writing a comprehensive cultural history involves the reconstruction of a period’s sensorium, or the “sensory model” of conscious and unconscious associations...

Introduction: Entering the Sensory Worlds

Herman Roodenburg

Herman Roodenburg holds the Chair of The Historical Anthropology and Ethnology of Europe at the Free University of Amsterdam and is also affiliated with the Meertens Institute, of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among his recent English publications are The Eloquence of the Body: Perspectives on Gesture in the Dutch Republic (2004), Forging European Identities, 1400-1700 (2007), Body and Embodiment in Netherlandish Art (2008) and The Passions in the Arts of the Early Modern Netherlands (2010). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of The Senses in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...Let us start with a remarkable letter written in 1640 by a lover of the lute, a Frenchman who lived for some twenty years in the Dutch Republic. In it, he professed his belief that “all our nerves and muscles” serve the memory. He...

Sensory Media

A Cultural History of The Senses in the Renaissance Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Cultural History Chapter

...On April 7, 1648 Guglielmo de Egregis, a gentleman from the region of Friuli, appeared of his own free will before the Udine Inquisitor. This was common practice for those who felt they had committed a crime or ran the risk of being...

The Body and Modernity

Darren N. Wagner

Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Institut für Geschichte der Medizin und Ethik in der Medizin, Charité—Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lesson Plan

...Introduction Modernity has involved profound changes to human bodies. As a subject, the body has been central to developments in legal regulation, political debate, medical interventions, scientific understanding, personal experience...

Introduction: Enlightenment Bodies

Carole Reeves

Carole Reeves is Outreach Historian at The Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London, UK. She is co-author of Medical Book Illustration: A Short History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Age of Enlightenment Volume 4

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

...The Enlightenment was a time when people began to take stock of their intrinsic worth as individuals. This appraisal was different of course from ownership of one’s body. Slaves were still property, servants and apprentices were indentured,...

Historical perspectives on honour, violence and emotion

Carolyn Strange

Carolyn Strange is Graduate Director and Senior Fellow in the School of History at the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Robert Cribb

Robert Cribb is Professor in the School of History, Culture and Language at the Australian National University, Canberra. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Honour, Violence and Emotions in History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book Chapter

...From the vantage point of the early twenty-first century, connecting the words ‘honour’ and ‘violence’ conjures up two images: the assault and murder of girls and women thought to have cast family honour into question; and the duel...

Introduction: Making Sense of History

Mark M. Smith

Mark M. Smith is Carolina Distinguished Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. He is the author of several books, including Mastered by the Clock: Time, Slavery, and Freedom in the American South, which was co-winner of the Organization of American Historians’ 1997 Avery O. Craven Award and the South Carolina Historical Society’s Book of the Year. His work on sensory history has been featured in the New York Times. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sensory History

Berg, 2007

Book Chapter

...What Was, Is, and Is Not This book tries to make sense of, well, the senses. It is a relatively short study of a very large topic. It traces the history of the senses from antiquity to the twentieth-first century, roams over dozens...

Introduction

Cultural Memory and Identity in Ancient Societies

Continuum, 2011

Book Chapter

...History and Memory As an introduction to a volume on cultural memory in antiquity it is instructive to consider a more recent historical event. The year 2010 marked the 70th anniversary of the German Luftwaffe’s first strike against Britain...

Philosophical Beliefs

A Cultural History of Animals in the Medieval Age Volume 2

Berg, 2007

Cultural History Chapter

...Aristotle, Parts of Animals with an English translation by A. L. Peck; Movement of Animals, Progression of Animals with an English translation by E. S. Forster (Loeb Classical Library) (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1945), p...