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xvi, 400 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Civil War of 49-48 BCE
  • 3. Italia
  • Introduction
  • 1. Crossing the Rubicon
  • 2. Opening the Sanctius Aerarium 3. The sources of soldiers
  • Conclusion
  • 4. Hispania
  • 1. Laudes Hispaniae
  • 2. C. Caesar and Hispania
  • 3. Cn. Pompeius and Hispania
  • 4. The significance of clientelae
  • 5. Gallia 1. Omnis Gallia Germaniaque 2. Massilia an ally
  • 3. Massilia a provincial capital?
  • 4. Geopolitical considerations
  • 5. Chagrin at Massilia
  • 6. Massilia and Phocaea, or the theme of libertas
  • 6. Africa
  • Introduction
  • 1. The sources of Caesar's narrative
  • 2. Legitimacy of command
  • 3. Roman armies in North Africa
  • 4. The grain of Africa
  • Conclusion
  • 7. Macedonia 1. Caesar fleeing forwards
  • 2. Pompeius' preparations for 48 BCE
  • 3. Life in the military
  • 4. Other than soldiers
  • 5. Supply-lines
  • 6. The provincial burden
  • 8. Asia
  • 1. From Pharsalus to Alexandria
  • 2. Ephesus capital of Asia
  • 3. The ceremony and rhetoric of arrival
  • 4. Caesar and the Sanctuary of Artemis of Ephesus
  • 9. Aegyptus
  • 1. Of civil wars Roman and Egyptian
  • 2. The wealth of Egypt
  • 3. Banking and imperialism
  • Conclusion.
In 'Caesar's Civil War: Historical Reality and Fabrication' Westall combines literary analysis of Caesar's Bellum Civile with a concern for the socio-economic history of the Roman empire. The 'Bellum Gallicum' and the Shakespearean play are better known, but Caesar's partisan account of the Roman civil war culminating in the battle of Pharsalus offers a historical text of perennial interest and relevance. Two introductory chapters contextualize this book and offer a traditional narrative of political and military history for 49-48 BCE. There follow seven chapters dedicated to each of the geographical theatres of civil war. These chapters show how Caesar's testimony sheds important light upon the nature of Roman rule in the Mediterranean, but also explore the problems to be encountered in using potentially tendentious testimony.
Green Library
xvi, 705 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Character and characterization in Ancient Greek literature: an introduction / Koen De Temmerman and Evert van Emde Boas
  • Epic and Elegiac Poetry. Homer / Irene de Jong
  • Hesiod / Hugo Koning
  • The Homeric hymns / Irene de Jong
  • Apollonius of Rhodes / Jacqueline Klooster
  • Callimachus /Annette Harder
  • Theocritus / Jacqueline Klooster
  • Historiography. Herodotus / Mathieu de Bakker
  • Thucydides / Tim Rood
  • Xenophon / Tim Rood
  • Polybius / Luke Pitcher
  • Appian / Luke Pitcher
  • Cassius Dio / Luke Pitcher
  • Herodian / Luke Pitcher
  • Josephus / Jan Willem van Henten and Luuk Huitink
  • Pausanias / Maria Pretzler
  • Choral Lyric. Pindar and Bacchylides / Bruno Currie
  • Drama. Aeschylus / Evert van Emde Boas
  • Sophocles / Michael Lloyd
  • Euripides / Evert van Emde Boas
  • Aristophanes / Angus Bowie
  • Menander / Peter Brown
  • Oratory. Lysias / Mathieu de Bakker
  • Aeschines and Demosthenes / Nancy Worman
  • Philosophy. Plato / Kathryn Morgan
  • Biography. Xenophon / Luuk Huitink
  • Plutarch / Judith Mossman
  • Philostratus / Kristoffel Demoen
  • Between Philosophy and Rhetoric. Dio Chrysostom / Dimitri Kasprzyk
  • Lucian / Owen Hodkinson
  • The Novel. Chariton/ Koen De Temmerman
  • Xenophon of Ephesus / Koen De Temmerman
  • Achilles Tatius / Koen De Temmerman
  • Longus / J. R. Morgan
  • Heliodorus / J.R. Morgan
  • Epilogue / Koen De Temmerman and Evert van Emde Boas.
Characterization in Ancient Greek Literature is the fourth volume in the series Studies in Ancient Greek Narrative. The book deals with the narratological concepts of character and characterization and explores the textual devices used for purposes of characterization by ancient Greek authors spanning a large historical period (from Homer to Heliodorus) and a variety of literary genres (epic, elegy, historiography, choral lyric, drama, oratory, philosophy, biography, and novel). The book's aim is not only to describe these devices, but also to investigate their effects and the implications of their use for our interpretation of the texts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004356306 20180205
Green Library
xv, 274 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
xi, 391 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Green Library
x, 359 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
The Alexander Romance by Ps.-Callisthenes of Krzysztof Nawotka is a guide to a third century AD fictional biography of Alexander the Great, the anonymous Historia Alexandri Magni. It is a historical commentary which identifies all names and places in this piece of Greek literature approached as a source for the history of Alexander the Great, from kings, like Nectanebo II of Egypt and Darius III of Persia, to fictional characters. It discusses real and imaginary geography of the Alexander Romance. While dealing with all aspects of Ps.-Callisthenes relevant to Greek history and to Macedonia, its pays particular attention to aspects of ancient history and culture of Babylonia and Egypt and to the multi-layered foundation story of Alexandria.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004335219 20170925
Green Library, Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
x, 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Katherine M. Quinsey
  • Edmund Waller's whales : marine mammals and animal heroism in the early Atlantic / Ann A. Huse
  • Guns, ivory and elephant graveyards : the biopolitics of elephants' teeth / Lucinda Cole
  • Animals and natural history in eighteenth-century France / Anita Guerrini
  • 'A hollow Moan' : the contours of the non-human world in James Thomson's The seasons / Denys Van Renen
  • The great chain of being as an ecological idea / James P. Carson
  • John Aikin, Joseph Addison and two eighteenth-century Eastern tales of remembered metempsychosis / Kathryn Ready
  • 'Little lives in air' : animal sentience and sensibility in Pope / Katherine M. Quinsey
  • 'No, helpless thing' : interspecies intimacy in the poetry of Burns and Barbauld / Rachel Swinkin
  • Thomas Gainsborough's sensible animals / Sarah R. Cohen
  • Animal actors : literary pedigrees and bloodlines in eighteenth-century animal breeding / Anne Milne
  • 'An egg dropped on the sand' : the natural history of female bastardy from Mark Catesby to Mary Wollstonecraft / Irene Fizer
  • Animals and the country-house tradition in Mary Leapor's 'Crumble Hall' and Jane Austen's Mansfield Park / Barbara K. Seeber.
"The animal-human relationship challenged not only disciplinary boundaries--between poetry and science, art and animal husbandry, natural history and fiction--but also the basic assumptions of human intellectual and cultural activity, expression, and self-perception. This is specifically apparent in the re-evaluation of sentiment and sensibility, which constitutes a major theme of this chronologically organised volume. Authors engage with contemporary reactions to the commodification of animals during the period of British imperialism, tracing how eighteenth-century ecological consciousness and notions of animal identity and welfare emerged from earlier, traditional models of the cosmos, and reassessing late eighteenth-century poetic representations of the sentimental encounter with the animal other. They show how human experience was no longer viewed as an iterative process but as one continually shaped by the other. In concluding chapters authors highlight the political resonances of the animal-human relationship as it was used both to represent and to redress the injustices between humans as well as between humans and animals. Through a multi-faceted study of eighteenth-century European culture, authors reveal how the animal presence--both real and imagined--forces a different reading not only of texts but also of society."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
xc, 374 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Green Library
x, 295 pages : 2 color illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction / Egbert J. Bakker
  • The construction of authority in Pindar's Isthmian 2 in performance / Eva Stehle
  • Voice and worship / Christopher Carey
  • Crooked competition: the performance and poetics of Skolia / Richard P. Martin
  • Placing the poet: the topography of authorship / Nicholas Boterf
  • Trust and fame: the seal of Theognis / Egbert J. Bakker
  • Authenticity and autochthonous traditions in Archaic and Hellenistic lyric poetry / Jacqueline Klooster
  • Embedded song and poetic authority in Pindar and Bacchylides / Sarah J. Harden
  • Narratorial authority and its subversion in Archilochus / Laura Swift
  • The invention of Stesichorus : Hesiod, Helen, and the muse / Jesús Carruesco
  • On the antagonism between divine and human performer in Archaic Greek poetics / Vayos Liapis
  • "Newly written buds:" Archaic and Classical pseudepigrapha in Meleager's Garland / Irene Peirano Garrison
  • Sappho or Alcaeus: authors and genres of Archaic hymns / Leanna Boychenko
  • Which Sappho? The case study of the Cologne Papyrus / Elisabetta Pitotto and Amedeo A. Raschieri.
Authorship and Greek Song is a collection of papers dealing with various aspects of authorship in the song culture of Ancient Greece. In this cultural context the idea of the poet as author of his poems is complicated by the fact that poetry in archaic Greece circulated as songs performed for a variety of audiences, both local and "global" (Panhellenic). The volume's chapters discuss questions about the importance of the singers/performers; the nature of the performance occasion; the status of the poet; the authority of the poet/author and/or that of the performer; and the issues of authenticity arising when poems are composed under a given poet's name. The volume offers discussions of major authors such as Pindar, Sappho, and Theognis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004339699 20170424
Green Library
241 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Editor's Preface: Thinking Outside the Boxes / Laurence Grove and Michael Syrotinski
  • Gérard Blanchard's Lascaux Hypothesis / Thierry Groensteen
  • "En voilà encore De Bonnes!": Caricature and Graphic Satire in Quebec, 1792-1811 / Dominic Hardy
  • Ferdinand de Saussure's Unknown Bandes Dessinées / Laurence Grove
  • The Roman Dessiné: A Little-Known Genre / Jan Baetens
  • The Inherent Three-Dimensionality of Comics / Catherine Labio
  • Alain Resnais and Bande Dessinée / Keith Reader
  • Consensus and Dissensus in Bande Dessinée / Ann Miller
  • Alternative Bande Dessinée and Anti-Consumerism: Laurence Grove Interviews Nikola Witko / Nikola Witko
  • Asterix and Modern France: Laurence Grove Interviews Jean-Yves Ferri / Jean-Yves Ferri
  • Imagining the First French Empire: Bande Dessinée and the Atlantic / Bill Marshall
  • Photography's Other Territories in Séra's L'eau et la terre / Mark McKinney
  • Haiti and Comics: The Search for (New Graphic) Narratives / Charles Forsdick
  • Light / Michel Serres
  • Terrifying, Wondrous Tintin / Jean-Luc Marion.
Green Library
xi, 268, 16 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Preface
  • 1. Previous work on the Lives of St Ailbhe
  • 2. Contents of the Life
  • 3. Manuscripts, editions and character of the various recensions
  • 4. The Codex Samanticensis (S) version of the Latin Life
  • 5. The Rawlinson (R) version of Ailbhe's Life
  • 6. The Trinity College (T) and Marsh's Library (M) version of the Life
  • 7. The vernacular version of the Life
  • Commentary
  • Appendices.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

11. Betuletum [2017]

2 volumes (lix, xix, 1318 pages) : facsimilies ; 24 cm.
  • T. I. Texte.
  • T. II. Apparate und Kommentare.
"Der Band bringt den von Sigmund von Birken selbst gesammelten Teil seiner lateinischen Produktion in die Ausgabe ein. Die chronologisch angelegte und von ihm selbst handschriftlich geführte Sammlung BETULETUM enthält von 1645 bis 1662 entstandene lateinische Gedichte, Briefe und Andachtstexte Sigmund von Birkens. Sie sollte weitergeführt werden. Das ergibt sich aus Fortsetzungslisten mit Titeln und zwei chronologisch an diese Listen anschliessenden, ihrerseits chronologisch geführten Arbeitsbüchern. Die in den Listen genannten und in den Arbeitsbüchern enthaltenen und zur Aufnahme bezeichneten Texte sind, der Planung des Autors gemäss, in den Band aufgenommen. Die Sammlung lässt gut erkennen, bei welchen Gelegenheiten und zu welchen Zwecken sich die Autoren des 17. Jahrhunderts der lateinischen Sprache bedienten. Im Kommentarteil werden alle Texte in ihr zeitliches, soziales bzw. epistolographisches Umfeld eingeordnet, erklärt und übersetzt. Der Band erschliesst der Wissenschaft eine bislang gänzlich unbekannte Facette des Birken'schen Werkes und ermöglicht neue Erkenntnisse hinsichtlich der sozialen Funktion von Literatur im 17. Jahrhundert"-- Provided by publisher.
"The volume contains Sigmund von Birken's (1626-1681) collection of his favorite Latin poems, letters, and devotional texts, augmented by other texts included in supplementary lists and the contents of two workbooks that were intended to be part of the collection. All of the texts are published here for the first time, with extensive commentary and a German translation. They offer novel insights into the literary world of the 17th century"-- Provided by publisher.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
2 volumes (xciii, 493 pages, 2 unnumbered leaves of plates) : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Sir Bevis of Hampton is arguably one of the most important non-Arthurian romances in Middle English, but it is only comparatively recently that it has received much scholarly or critical attention. Originating in England, the story of Bevis was immensely popular and influential during the late medieval and early modern periods, both in the British Isles and in continental Europe. The Middle English Bevis was translated around 1300 from an Anglo-Norman original, which spawned versions, both written and oral, in a dozen or so languages; these range in date from the beginning of the fourteenth century to within living memory, when a version of the story was still being performed by Sicilian puppeteers. The printing-history of Bevis, as well as references to the romance in the works of such writers as Shakespeare, Spenser, Bunyan, Drayton and Steele, indicates that it was still being widely read in English until well into the early modern period. This parallel-text edition is designed to complement rather than to supplant earlier editions of Bevis, such as that produced by Eugen Kolbing and published for the Early English Text Society in 1885-1894. A substantial introduction and extensive annotation place the Middle English romance in its literary and cultural contexts, from the fourteenth century down to the present day. The principal aims of the edition are to indicate the variety and complexity of the textual tradition of Bevis and to provide material for further, more nuanced approaches to a significant cultural phenomenon.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198811909 20180226
Green Library
306 pages ; 22 cm.
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xi, 341 pages : 2 color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Preface â L. Cecchet and A. Busetto List of Abbreviations Introduction. Greek and Roman Citizenship: State of Research and Open Questions â L. Cecchet Defining the Citizen Body in the Greek Poleis 1 Looking for Citizenship in Archaic Greece. Methodological and Historical Problems â M. Giangiulio 2 Re-Shaping and Re-Founding Citizen Bodies: The Case of Athens, Cyrene and Camarina â L. Cecchet 3 Politeia in Greek Federal States â C. Lasagni 4 Social Identity and Representation of Socio-Political Status: The Case of Multiple Citizenship Holders in the Graeco-Roman East â A. Stefan Citizens and Non-Citizens in the Roman World 5 Citizens Among Outsiders in Plautus's Roman Cosmopolis. A Moment of Change â E. Isayev 6 Were Children Second-Class Citizens in Roman Society? Information Technology Resources for a New Vision of an Ancient Issue â D. Fasolini 7 Egyptians and Citizenship from the First Century AD to the Constitutio Antoniniana â V. Marotta 8 Fifty Years before the Antonine Constitution: Access to Roman Citizenship and Exclusive Rights â A. Besson Ancient Citizenship in the Philosophical and Political Reflection 9 Metaphorical Appeals to Civic Ethos in Lycurgus' Against Leocrates â J. Filonik 10 Alteram loci patriam, alteram iuris: "Double Fatherlands" and the Role of Italy in Cicero's Political Discourse â F. Carla 11 Ancient and Modern Sources of Hegel's Conception of the Roman Citizenship â V. Rocco Lozano 12 The Idea of Cosmopolitanism from Its Origins to the 21st Century â A. Busetto Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004346680 20171204
The twelve studies contained in this volume discuss some key-aspects of citizenship from its emergence in Archaic Greece until the Roman period before AD 212, when Roman citizenship was extended to all the free inhabitants of the Empire. The book explores the processes of formation and re-formation of citizen bodies, the integration of foreigners, the question of multiple-citizenship holders and the political and philosophical thought on ancient citizenship. The aim is that of offering a multidisciplinary approach to the subject, ranging from literature to history and philosophy, as well as encouraging the reader to integrate the traditional institutional and legalistic approach to citizenship with a broader perspective, which encompasses aspects such as identity formation, performative aspect and discourse of citizenship.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004346680 20171204
Green Library
ix, 284 pages ; 24 cm.
  • I. Vers une definition de la comédie de moeurs / 1. Les moeurs, ou les Façons du temps (1685) de saint-Yon: la comédie de moeurs dans le miroir d'une pièce emblématique
  • 2. 'Regard noir' et jeu des moeurs
  • II. Poétiqeu de la comédie de moeurs / 3. La mise en place de la convention de lecture
  • 4. Les fils du 'regard noir'
  • 5. La scène de moeurs
  • 6. La relativisation du 'regard noir'
  • III. Eléments pour une histoire de la comédie moeurs / 7. Histoire de la comédie de moeur: le dix-septième siècle
  • 8. La comédie de moeurs après 1720
Green Library
ix, 380 pages ; 21 cm.
Green Library
xi, 311 pages ; 24 cm.
  • La sphère publique: les dégoûts suscités par l'oppression politique et religieuse
  • La sphère publique: dégoûts, dépits, défis d'un homme de lettres
  • La sphère privée: les brèches de la vie affective
  • D'une sphère à l'autre: du désenchantement prussien aux tracas et diversions de la vieillesse
  • Un penseur combatif
  • Exigences et dégoûts du critique littéraire
  • Les dégoûts d'un polémiste vindicatif.
Green Library
xi, 320 pages ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Le patriotisme de deux sociétés radicales londoniennes
  • 2. Le discours radical, entre droit naturel et constitutionnalisme
  • 3. Richard Price, ou les droits de l'homme à l'anglaise (1776-1778)
  • 4. John Cartwright, ou la constitution anglaise normée par le droit naturel
  • 5. Le peuple aux urnes, le peuple en armes: tous citoyens?
  • 6. Projets britanniques et solidarités atlantiques
  • 7. A Discourse on the love of our country de Richard Price: synthèse du patriotisme radical à l'aube de la Révolution française?
  • Conclusion: Patriotes et citoyens du monde
  • Annexe: Position des sept radicaux anglais sur la réforme parlementaire en Irlande (1783)
La 4e de couverture indique: "L'historiographie regroupe traditionnellement sous l'étiquette de 'radicalisme' les tenants de la réforme du parlement anglais à la fin du XVIIIe siècle, au risque de placer dans la même catégorie des figures aussi différentes que Richard Price, le pasteur ami du genre humain, et John Cartwright, le réformateur animé par l'amour de la patrie. Qu'ont en commun les divers groupes désignés comme radicaux? Telle est la question posée par Rémy Duthille dans cet ouvrage qui apporte une contribution originale aux débats actuels sur la nature du radicalisme dans l'Angleterre des années 1768 à 1789. En se fondant sur les comptes rendus et les publications des deux principales sociétés radicales londoniennes ainsi que sur les écrits de Cartwright et Price, Rémy Duthille décortique les stratégies rhétoriques et politiques du milieu radical qui visaient à limiter l'influence royale et à encourager la participation politique du peuple. Pendant la Guerre d'indépendance américaine, ces hommes sont écartelés entre leur soutien aux insurgés et leur fidélité à la constitution anglaise. A la fois Anglais et citoyens du monde, les radicaux prétendent concilier patriotisme et universalisme: fidélité à une tradition nationale et défense d'idéaux universels. Cette tension constitutive imprègne leur conception de l'identité nationale britannique et leurs rapports avec les réformateurs écossais et les révolutionnaires américains, puis français. Rémy Duthille démontre que la cohérence du discours radical britannique résulte de la tension entre deux traditions philosophiques convoquées conjointement: le droit naturel hérité de Locke et le constitutionnalisme anglais. Plutôt que d'intégrer les radicaux à un seul courant de pensée, Rémy Duthille analyse le caractère rhétorique et polémique du discours radical dans sa diversité, en montrant comment ces réformateurs transforment les discours et idées de leur temps en armes au service de leur combat politique."
Green Library
xviii, 513 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Gijs Tol and Tymon de Haas
  • The economic, social and geographic context
  • The benefits of market integration : five centuries of prosperity in Roman Italy / Willem Jongman
  • The global roman countryside : connectivity and community / Robert Witcher
  • The geography of Roman Italy and its implications for the development of rural economies / Tymon de Haas
  • Arable production and society
  • Something old, something new : social and economic developments in the countryside of Roman Italy between republic and empire / Alessandro Launaro
  • The diversification and intensification of Italian agriculture : the complementary roles of the small and wealthy farmer / Geoffrey Kron
  • Modelling crop-selection in Roman Italy : the economics of agricultural decision making in a globalizing economy / Frits Heinrich
  • Peasant agricultural strategies in southern Tuscany : convertible agriculture and the importance of pasture / Kim Bowes, Anna Maria Mercuri, Eleonora Rattigheri, Rossella Rinaldi, Antonia Arnoldus-Huyzendveld, Mariaelena Ghisleni, Cam Grey, Michael MacKinnon and Emanuele Vaccaro
  • Rural crafts
  • Issues in the study of rural craft production in Roman Italy / J. Theodore Pena
  • Italic sigillata production and trade in rural central Italy : new data from the project "excavating the Roman peasant" / Emanuele Vaccaro, Claudio Capelli and Mariaelena Ghisleni
  • Crafts and trade in minor settlements in north and central Italy : reflections on an ongoing research project / Sara Santoro
  • Commercialisation
  • Wine and amphorae in campania in the hellenistic age : the case of Ischia / Gloria Olcese
  • Rural, urban and suburban communities and their economic interconnectivity in coastal north Etruria (2nd century BC-2nd century AD) / Marinella Pasquinucci and Simonetta Menchelli
  • The role of overseas export and local consumption demand in the development of viticulture in central-Adriatic Italy (200 BC-AD 150) : the case of the Ager Potentinus and the wider Potenza Valley / Dimitri Van Limbergen, Patrick Monsieur and Frank Vermeulen
  • From surface find to consumption trend : a ceramic perspective on the economic history of the Pontine Region (Lazio, central Italy) in the Roman period / Gijs Tol
  • Wood and charcoal for Rome: towards an understanding of ancient regional fuel economics / Robyn Veal
  • Where were the coins we find actually used? / Michael Crawford
  • Conclusions
  • Roman economic practice across time and space : an outside perspective / Gary M. Feinman
  • Landscape archaeology in Italy : past questions, current state and future directions / Peter Attema
  • Bibliography
  • Index.
Over the past decades, archaeological field surveys and excavations have greatly enriched our knowledge of the Roman countryside Drawing on such new data, the volume The Economic Integration of Roman Italy, edited by Tymon de Haas and Gijs Tol, presents a series of papers that explore the changes Rome's territorial and economic expansion brought about in the countryside of the Italian peninsula. By drawing on a variety of source materials (e.g. pottery, settlement patterns, environmental data), they shed light on the complexity of rural settlement and economies on the local, regional and supra-regional scales. As such, the volume contributes to a re-assessment of Roman economic history in light of concepts such as globalisation, integration, economic performance and growth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004325906 20170814
Green Library
xvii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Echecs fondateurs
  • 2. Le corps sous influence
  • 3. La Société royale de médecine et la médicalisation de l'électricité
  • 4. Fabriquer un nouveau medicament
  • 5. Lutter contre la dégénérescence
  • 6. Les coulisses de la philanthropie
  • 7. L'expérience du traitement
  • 8. Au fil des récits
  • 9. Grandeur et décadence d'un charlatan électrique
  • 10. Evocations révolutionnaires.
François Zanetti is interested here in a medical practice little explored by historians: the use of electricity. The transformation of the electric fluid in a separate drug appears in the middle of the XVIII th century as an intriguing novelty that gives to see the mysteries and wonders of nature. Remedy used in the treatment of chronic or nervous illnesses, arousing hopes and disappointments, electricity is associated with the cultural and social upheavals that animate the medical world and which crystallize the social and political tensions at the end of the Ancien Regime.--Translation of page 4 of cover by Fabula.
Green Library