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Published: 14 September 2017

402 Pages | 15 black-and-white halftones


ISBN: 9780198807193

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Feeling Pleasures

The Sense of Touch in Renaissance England

Joe Moshenska

  • The first book to explore the sense of touch in Renaissance England.
  • Includes extended discussions of canonical English poets including Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton.
  • Examines unusual and eyecatching areas of renaissance culture including tickling, faith healing, and Chinese medicine.
  • Makes links between literature and several other disciplines.
  • Raises unusual methodological questions about how we access the past and how we might put something as ubiquitous but elusive as a human sense into historical context.

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