Conserving health in early modern culture: Bodies and environments in Italy and England by Sandra CavalloConserving health in early modern culture: Bodies and environments in Italy and England by Sandra Cavallo

Conserving health in early modern culture: Bodies and environments in Italy and England

EditorSandra Cavallo, Tessa Storey

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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 ondaily 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 ofthe 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.
Sandra Cavallo is Professor of Early Modern History at Royal Holloway, University of London. Tessa Storey is Honorary Research Associate in Early Modern History at Royal Holloway, University of London.
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Title:Conserving health in early modern culture: Bodies and environments in Italy and EnglandFormat:HardcoverDimensions:328 pages, 8.5 × 5.4 × 0.98 inPublished:September 13, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1526113473

ISBN - 13:9781526113474

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