Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 June 2014

416 Pages | 31 black and white halftones


ISBN: 9780199689422

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The Story of Pain

From Prayer to Painkillers

Joanna Bourke

  • The story of pain and suffering since the eighteenth century
  • Addresses the big questions about the experience and nature of suffering - and how to respond to it
  • Charts how our understanding of pain has changed completely over the last three centuries - from positive function to ultimate evil
  • A fascinating investigation for the 21st century reader into how we have coped with suffering in the past - both our own suffering and that of the ones we love

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