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Published: 01 October 2018

344 Pages | 12 colour illustrations, 24 black & white illustrations

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526127051

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Bellies, bowels and entrails in the eighteenth century

First Edition

Edited by Rebecca Anne Barr, Sylvie Kleiman-Lafton, and Sophie Vasset

Published by Manchester University Press

Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Studies MUP

  • Debunks current assumptions about the eighteenth century by showing the centrality of the bowels in medical thought
  • Introduces new material from popular culture, from French farce to prints and poetry to the privies of eighteenth-century England and the French healing saints of the entrails
  • Offers a truly interdisciplinary perspective on entrails and digestion with contribution in urban history, visual studies, medical history, literature, religious history, and material culture
  • Opens a new area of studies for the period and paves the way to further research while offering an overview that will appeal to a wide variety of readers in academia and in the general public

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