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Title Conserving health in early modern culture : bodies and environments in Italy and England / edited by Sandra Cavallo and Tessa Storey
Imprint Manchester : Manchester University Press 2017
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 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  RA507 C755 2017    AVAILABLE    30530001279363
Descript xvi, 328 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), 23 cm
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Series Social histories of medicine
Social histories of medicine
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 288-318) and index.
Did early modern people care about their health? And what did it mean to lead a healthy life in Italy and England? Through a range of textual evidence, images and material artefacts Conserving health in early modern culture documents the profound impact which ideas about healthy living had on daily practices as well as on intellectual life and the material world in this period. In both countries staying healthy was understood as depending on the careful management of the six 'Non-Naturals': the air one breathed, food and drink, excretions, sleep, exercise and repose, and the 'passions of the soul'. To a close scrutiny, however, models of prevention differed considerably in Italy and England, reflecting country-specific cultural, political and medical contexts and different confessional backgrounds.-- Source other than Library of Congress
Subject Public health -- Italy -- History -- 16th century
Public health -- Great Britain -- History -- 16th century
Great Britain -- Social conditions -- 16th century
Italy -- Social conditions -- 16th century
Alt Author Cavallo, Sandra, editor
Storey, Tessa, editor
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