The Resource The anatomy of the senses : natural symbols in medieval and early modern Italy, Piero Camporesi ; translated by Allan Cameron

The anatomy of the senses : natural symbols in medieval and early modern Italy, Piero Camporesi ; translated by Allan Cameron

Label
The anatomy of the senses : natural symbols in medieval and early modern Italy
Title
The anatomy of the senses
Title remainder
natural symbols in medieval and early modern Italy
Statement of responsibility
Piero Camporesi ; translated by Allan Cameron
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Drawing on a large body of literature, Camporesi builds up a remarkable picture of the everyday beliefs and practices of medieval and early modern Italy. He examines the symbolism relating to food and the overtones of vampirism which have haunted the Christian sacraments. He discusses the eating habits of monks and hermits which were held up as a religious model for the community. He offers a striking analysis of medieval views of the body, and of humanity situated at the centre of the symbolic universe. Moving from the anatomical table to the kitchen table, he shows the similarities between the anatomist and the cook, both of whom worked with dead flesh, with corpses which had to be cut up, greased, severed, skinned, diced and gutted. Vivid in detail and engagingly written, The Anatomy of the Senses will be welcomed by students and researchers in social and cultural history, as well as anyone interested in the history of the body, food and popular beliefs
Member of
Dewey number
394.1/2/0945
Index
index present
LC call number
GT495
LC item number
.C3513 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The anatomy of the senses : natural symbols in medieval and early modern Italy, Piero Camporesi ; translated by Allan Cameron
Publication
Note
Includes index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • glg
Control code
000011043622
Extent
p. cm
Isbn
9780745605067
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94036318
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b16566208
System control number
  • rmr5850159
  • (OCoLC)31207030

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