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Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire

Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire (Hardback)

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Early modern Spain was a global empire in which a startling variety of medical cultures came into contact, and occasionally conflict, with one another. Spanish soldiers, ambassadors, missionaries, sailors, and emigrants of all sorts carried with them to the farthest reaches of the monarchy their own ideas about sickness and health. These ideas were, in turn, influenced by local cultures. This volume tells the story of encounters among medical cultures in the early modern Spanish empire. The twelve chapters draw upon a wide variety of sources, ranging from drama, poetry, and sermons to broadsheets, travel accounts, chronicles, and Inquisitorial documents; and it surveys a tremendous regional scope, from Mexico, to the Canary Islands, the Iberian Peninsula, Italy, and Germany. Together, these essays propose a new interpretation of the circulation, reception, appropriation, and elaboration of ideas and practices related to sickness and health, sex, monstrosity, and death, in a historical moment marked by continuous cross-pollination among institutions and populations with a decided stake in the functioning and control of the human body.

Ultimately, the volume discloses how medical cultures provided demographic, analytical, and even geographic tools that constituted a particular kind of map of knowledge and practice, upon which were plotted: the local utilities of pharmacological discoveries; cures for social unrest or decline; spaces for political and institutional struggle; and evolving understandings of monstrousness and normativity. Medical Cultures of the Early Modern Spanish Empire puts the history of early modern Spanish medicine on a new footing in the English-speaking world.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalLiterary studies: c 1500 to c 1800Medical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issuesHistory of medicine Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 10/10/2014 ISBN-13: 9781472428134  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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John Slater is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of California - Davis, USA. MarA-aluz LA^3pez-Terrada is Senior Researcher (Investigadora cientA-fica) at the Instituto de Historia de la Medicina y de la Ciencia LA^3pez PiA+-ero, of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC, Valencia), Spain. Jose Pardo-TomA!s is Senior Researcher at the Department of History of Science in the Institucio 'MilA i Fontanals' (CSIC, Barcelona), Spain.

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