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001    OCLC897023695 
005    20151001154757.0 
008    141124s2014    ohu      b    001 0 eng   
010    2014033909 
020    9780814212721|q(hardback : alk. paper) 
035    (OCoLC)ocn897023695  
040    DNLM/DLC|beng|cDLC|erda|dDLC|dAS 
042    pcc 
050 00 RC201.6.F8|bL66 2015 
082 00 616.95/130094409031|223 
100 1  Losse, Deborah N.,|d1944- ,|eauthor 
245 10 Syphilis :|bmedicine, metaphor, and religious conflict in 
       early modern France /|cDeborah N. Losse 
264  1 Columbus :|bThe Ohio State University Press,|c[2015] 
300    viii, 172 pages ;|c24 cm 
336    text|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|2rdamedia 
338    volume|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-160) and 
520    "In Syphilis: Medicine, Metaphor, and Religious Conflict 
       in Early Modern France, Deborah Losse examines how images 
       of syphilis became central to Renaissance writing and 
       reflected more than just the rapid spread of this new and 
       poorly understood disease. Losse argues that early modern 
       writers also connected syphilis with the wars of religion 
       in sixteenth-century France. These writers, from reform-
       minded humanists to Protestant poets and Catholic 
       polemicists, entered the debate from all sides by 
       appropriating the disease as a metaphor for weakening 
       French social institutions. Catholics and Protestants 
       alike leveled the charge of paillardise (lechery) at one 
       another. Losse demonstrates how they adopted the language 
       of disease to attack each other's politics, connecting 
       diseased bodies with diseased doctrine. Losse provides 
       close readings of a range of genres, moving between 
       polemical poetry, satirical narratives, dialogical 
       colloquies, travel literature, and the personal essay. 
       With chapters featuring Erasmus, Rabelais, Montaigne, Léry
       , and Agrippa d'Aubigne, this study compares literary 
       descriptions of syphilis with medical descriptions. In the
       first full-length study of Renaissance writers' engagement
       with syphilis, Deborah Losse charts a history from the 
       most vehement rhetoric of the pox to a tenuous resolution 
       of France's conflicts, when both sides called for a return
       to order"--Provided by publisher 
650 12 Medicine in Literature|zFrance 
650 12 Syphilis|xhistory|zFrance 
650 22 History, Early Modern 1451-1600|zFrance 
650 22 Religion and Medicine|zFrance 
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