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Fictions of disease in early modern England : bodies, plagues and politics, Margaret Healy

Label
Fictions of disease in early modern England : bodies, plagues and politics
Title
Fictions of disease in early modern England
Title remainder
bodies, plagues and politics
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Healy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"How did early modern people imagine their bodies? What impact did the new disease syphilis and recurrent outbreaks of bubonic plague have on these mental landscapes? Why was the glutted belly such a potent symbol of pathology? Fictions of Disease is a unique exploration of the stories laymen and physicians constructed around such bodies, producing a fascinating cultural imaginary of bodily disorder. Healy argues that these narratives not only shaped visions of unhealthy social bodies, but had profound political consequences too. City spaces, social and religious structures, economic initiatives, and drastic decisions about how to cure the disease at the head of the English body, were fashioned by circulating fictions of 'plaguy', 'pocky' and 'glutted' bodies. Ranging from the Reformation through the English Civil War, this original approach opens an important new window of understanding onto the period's disease-impregnated literature, including works by Shakespeare, Milton, Heywood, Dekker and others."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Healy, Margaret
Dewey number
820.9/356
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR438.M43
LC item number
H43 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Literature and medicine
  • Literature and medicine
  • Politics and literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Medicine in literature
  • Diseases in literature
  • Plague in literature
  • Medicine in Literature
  • History of Medicine
  • History, 16th Century
  • History, 17th Century
  • Human Body
  • Literature, Modern
  • England
Label
Fictions of disease in early modern England : bodies, plagues and politics, Margaret Healy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47023587
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 277 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780333963999
Lccn
2001034499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Fictions of disease in early modern England : bodies, plagues and politics, Margaret Healy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 238-267) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47023587
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 277 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780333963999
Lccn
2001034499
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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