Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 December 2013

296 Pages | 4 Illustrations, black & white, 3 Maps, 1 Line drawings, unspecified

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719069291

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English almanacs, astrology and popular medicine, 1550-1700

Louise Hill Curth

Published by Manchester University Press

  • The only major academic study on the medical content of the early modern almanac, the first true form of English mass media Provides insights into the way in which people viewed ideas of health and illness and into the way they treated illnesses Adds to the existing literature on the relationship between authors, readers and the early modern popular print culture Examines the interaction between science, medical astrology and the culture of print

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