Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 August 2017

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

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526113474

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Conserving health in early modern culture

Bodies and environments in Italy and England

First Edition

Edited by Ssandra Cavallo and Tessa Storey

Published by Manchester University Press

Social Histories of Medicine MUP Series

  • Explores not just theories, but the impact early modern ideas about healthy living had on preventive measures in daily life
  • Demonstrates how models of healthy living varied according to gender, age, geographical area
  • Acknowledges the importance of all the areas of life thought to govern health in early modern Europe, challenging researchers>' exclusive focus on diet
  • Overcomes disciplinary boundaries, presenting research by historians of medicine, science, art, material culture and gender
  • Will appeal to students and lecturers in the social history of medicine and general social and cultural history