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Ludica - annali di storia e civiltà del gioco, 5-6, 2000 (Annals of the history and culture of games, 5-6, 2000) (Medical)

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This book presents a number of essays on the social world of medical practice in the streets and marketplaces of early modern Europe. In the past two decades, both medical and general historians as well as theatre and literary historians have used fresh approaches to explore at least some areas of research. They have examined quackery and regular medicine not as self-contained areas of medical practice but as part of the society in which these two types of pre-modern medicine existed. These new works help to provide a more comprehensive perspective from which to view these itinerant healers.

The essays gathered in this special issue of "Ludica" do not intend to cover a comprehensive history of the "charlatans at work". The aspects and themes are so numerous. What these papers have in common is their interdisciplinary approach tot he social and medical world of itinerant healers. The authors, who come from various countries and have different professional backgrounds (medical and social historians as well as art and theatre historians), present close-up pictures of medical life in the early modern period. Many of them are also concerned with identifying, and at least partially illuminating, the fundamental and topical causes of "fringe medicine" in early modern Europe.

The essays include:
- The Doctor on the Stage.
- Medicine of the soul, medicine of the body at the end of the Middle Ages.
- Dance between disease and cure: the tarantella and the physician.
- The role of music on the stages of quacks.
- Quacks and Mountebanks in Stuart and Caroline Drama.
- From God to Devil: Self-presentation and Performance by early modern Physicians and Surgeons.
- Gendering tooth-drawers on the stage
- Performance in Medicine in Denmark during the XVII and XVIII Centuries.

Please note: While most of the book is written in English, there are parts written in Italian and German.

The covers and spine show some signs of shelf wear and rubbing. There is some marking to the covers and the front cover has a small tear at the bottom left corner where it meets the spine. Internally, the book is in excellent condition throughout.

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Author(s):
Various
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
11.75" by 8.25"
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
11260890
Number of pages:
236
Publisher:
benetton foundation research studies / viella
Title:
Ludica - annali di storia e civiltà del gioco, 5-6, 2000 (Annals of the history and culture of games, 5-6, 2000) (Medical)

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This book presents a number of essays on the social world of medical practice in the streets and marketplaces of early modern Europe. In the past two decades, both medical and general historians as well as theatre and literary historians have used fresh approaches to explore at least some areas of research. They have examined quackery and regular medicine not as self-contained areas of medical practice but as part of the society in which these two types of pre-modern medicine existed. These new works help to provide a more comprehensive perspective from which to view these itinerant healers.

The essays gathered in this special issue of "Ludica" do not intend to cover a comprehensive history of the "charlatans at work". The aspects and themes are so numerous. What these papers have in common is their interdisciplinary approach tot he social and medical world of itinerant healers. The authors, who come from various countries and have different professional backgrounds (medical and social historians as well as art and theatre historians), present close-up pictures of medical life in the early modern period. Many of them are also concerned with identifying, and at least partially illuminating, the fundamental and topical causes of "fringe medicine" in early modern Europe.

The essays include:
- The Doctor on the Stage.
- Medicine of the soul, medicine of the body at the end of the Middle Ages.
- Dance between disease and cure: the tarantella and the physician.
- The role of music on the stages of quacks.
- Quacks and Mountebanks in Stuart and Caroline Drama.
- From God to Devil: Self-presentation and Performance by early modern Physicians and Surgeons.
- Gendering tooth-drawers on the stage
- Performance in Medicine in Denmark during the XVII and XVIII Centuries.

Please note: While most of the book is written in English, there are parts written in Italian and German.

The covers and spine show some signs of shelf wear and rubbing. There is some marking to the covers and the front cover has a small tear at the bottom left corner where it meets the spine. Internally, the book is in excellent condition throughout.

Author(s):
Various
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
11.75" by 8.25"
Edition:
2000
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
11260890
Number of pages:
236
Publisher:
benetton foundation research studies / viella
Title:
Ludica - annali di storia e civiltà del gioco, 5-6, 2000 (Annals of the history and culture of games, 5-6, 2000) (Medical)

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