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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

Cultural History Chapter

4

... contradicted each other, and the medieval master had to decide whether it was worth paying attention to the contradiction and, if so, solve it convincingly.Fernando Salmón, “The Many Galens of the Medieval Commentators on Vision,” Revue...

Health and Hygiene: Hair in the Medical Traditions

A Cultural History of Hair in the Middle Ages Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Cultural History Chapter

4

... the macro to the molecular level. However, for a medieval reader, knowledge of a part of the human body required one more step, that of an understanding of what that part had been made for.Fernando Salmón, “The Body Inferred: Knowing the Body...