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The Body Emblazoned: Dissection and the Human Body in Renaissance Culture

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An outstanding piece of scholarship and a fascinating read, The Body Emblazoned is a compelling study of the culture of dissection the English Renaissance, which informed intellectual enquiry in Europe for nearly two hundred years. In this outstanding work, Jonathan Sawday explores the dark, morbid eroticism of the Renaissance anatomy theatre, and relates it to not only the great monuments of Renaissance art, but to the very foundation of the modern idea of knowledge.

Though the dazzling displays of the exterior of the body in Renaissance literature and art have long been a subject of enquiry, The Body Emblazoned considers the interior of the body, and what it meant to men and women in early modern culture.

A richly interdisciplinary work, The Body Emblazoned re-assesses modern understanding of the literature and culture of the Renaissance and its conceptualization of the body within the domains of the medical and moral, the cultural and political.

Synopsis:

The Body Emblazoned is a compelling study of the culture of dissection in the English Renaissance, which informed intellectual enquiry in Europe for nearly two hundred years. In this outstanding work, Jonathan Sawday explores the dark, morbid eroticism of the Renaissance anatomy theatre. He traces the often illicit activities of the great anatomists of the period, linking their work to a wider cultural discourse which embraces not only the great monuments of Renaissance art, but also the very foundations of the modern idea of knowledge.

The Body Emblazoned provides a richly interdisciplinary framework for conceptualizing the body in literature, art and the domains of the religious, the moral, the medical and the political.

Synopsis:

This text is a study of the culture of dissection in the English Renaissance which informed intellectual enquiry in Europe for nearly 200 years. It provides an interdisciplinary framework for conceptualizing the body in literature, art and the domains of the religious.

Synopsis:

An outstanding piece of interdisciplinary scholarship, The Body Emblazoned is a study of the Renaissance culture of dissection which informed intellectual inquiry in Europe for nearly two hundred years. Though the dazzling displays in Renaissance art and literature of the exterior of the body have long been a subject of enquiry, Jonathan Sawday considers in detail the interior of the body, and what it meant to men and women in early modern culture.

Sawday links the frequently illicit activities of the great anatomists of the period, to whose labors we are indebted for so much of our understanding of the structure and operation of the human body, to a wider cultural discourse which embraces not only the great moments of Renaissance art, but the very foundation of a modern idea of knowledge. Illustrated with thirty-two black and white prints, The Body Emblazoned re-assesses modern understanding not only of the literature and culture of the Renaissance, but of the modern organization of knowledge which is now so familiar that it is only rarely questioned.

Synopsis:

organization of knowledge which is now so familiar that it is only rarely questioned.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415157193
Author:
Sawday, Jonathan
Author:
Sawday, John
Author:
Sawday Jonathan
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Anthropology - Cultural
Subject:
Human Anatomy
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Death & Dying
Subject:
World History - Medieval and Renaissance
Publication Date:
19961131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
10.06x7.06x.92 in. 1.70 lbs.

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Anatomy and Physiology
History and Social Science » Anthropology » Cultural Anthropology
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » Western Civilization » General
History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance
History and Social Science » World History » Western Civilization
Humanities » Philosophy » General

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Product details 376 pages Routledge - English 9780415157193 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The Body Emblazoned is a compelling study of the culture of dissection in the English Renaissance, which informed intellectual enquiry in Europe for nearly two hundred years. In this outstanding work, Jonathan Sawday explores the dark, morbid eroticism of the Renaissance anatomy theatre. He traces the often illicit activities of the great anatomists of the period, linking their work to a wider cultural discourse which embraces not only the great monuments of Renaissance art, but also the very foundations of the modern idea of knowledge.

The Body Emblazoned provides a richly interdisciplinary framework for conceptualizing the body in literature, art and the domains of the religious, the moral, the medical and the political.

"Synopsis" by , This text is a study of the culture of dissection in the English Renaissance which informed intellectual enquiry in Europe for nearly 200 years. It provides an interdisciplinary framework for conceptualizing the body in literature, art and the domains of the religious.
"Synopsis" by , An outstanding piece of interdisciplinary scholarship, The Body Emblazoned is a study of the Renaissance culture of dissection which informed intellectual inquiry in Europe for nearly two hundred years. Though the dazzling displays in Renaissance art and literature of the exterior of the body have long been a subject of enquiry, Jonathan Sawday considers in detail the interior of the body, and what it meant to men and women in early modern culture.

Sawday links the frequently illicit activities of the great anatomists of the period, to whose labors we are indebted for so much of our understanding of the structure and operation of the human body, to a wider cultural discourse which embraces not only the great moments of Renaissance art, but the very foundation of a modern idea of knowledge. Illustrated with thirty-two black and white prints, The Body Emblazoned re-assesses modern understanding not only of the literature and culture of the Renaissance, but of the modern organization of knowledge which is now so familiar that it is only rarely questioned.

"Synopsis" by , organization of knowledge which is now so familiar that it is only rarely questioned.
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