The Resource The prince's body : Vincenzo Gonzaga and Renaissance medicine, Valeria Finucci

The prince's body : Vincenzo Gonzaga and Renaissance medicine, Valeria Finucci

Label
The prince's body : Vincenzo Gonzaga and Renaissance medicine
Title
The prince's body
Title remainder
Vincenzo Gonzaga and Renaissance medicine
Statement of responsibility
Valeria Finucci
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is part of the current debate among historians of medicine, cultural studies theorists, gender and sexuality scholars, and literary critics regarding key interrelated preoccupations of the early modern period (or indeed of any period): sexuality, reproduction, beauty, and aging. The author uses as her guide four notorious moments in the life of Duke Vincenzo Gonzaga of Mantua (1562-1612), a well-known patron of arts and music in Renaissance Italy. By examining documents in the Gonzaga and Medici archives--letters, doctors' advice, reports, receipts, travelogues--together with (and against) medical, herbal, theological, even legal publications of the period, she fleshes out an early modern cultural history of the pathology of human reproduction, the physiology of aging, and the science of rejuvenation as they impacted a prince with a large ego and an even larger purse. The questions addressed are wide-ranging: How did the discovery of new body parts translate into political empowerment? What specific physiological issues impacted couples' reproductive agendas? When did the worshipping of beauty motivate radical experimentations with aesthetic surgery?"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Finucci, Valeria
Dewey number
610.945
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DG975.M32
LC item number
F46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vincenzo
  • Medicine, Medieval
  • Renaissance
  • Medicine
  • Medicine
  • Human body
  • Aging
  • Beauty, Personal
  • Human reproduction
  • Rejuvenation
Label
The prince's body : Vincenzo Gonzaga and Renaissance medicine, Valeria Finucci
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Introduction : Staging the body -- The virgin cure : manual exams and early modern surgeons -- The aesthetic cure : skin disease, noses, and the invention of plastic surgery -- The comfort cure : managing pain and catarrh at the spa -- The sexual cure : searching for a Viagra in the New World -- Epilogue: Unwrapping the body
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780674725454
Lccn
2014014549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)875999898
  • (OCoLC)ocn875999898
Label
The prince's body : Vincenzo Gonzaga and Renaissance medicine, Valeria Finucci
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Introduction : Staging the body -- The virgin cure : manual exams and early modern surgeons -- The aesthetic cure : skin disease, noses, and the invention of plastic surgery -- The comfort cure : managing pain and catarrh at the spa -- The sexual cure : searching for a Viagra in the New World -- Epilogue: Unwrapping the body
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9780674725454
Lccn
2014014549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)875999898
  • (OCoLC)ocn875999898

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