Conserving health in early modern culture : bodies and environments in Italy and England
- edited by Sandra Cavallo, Tessa Storey.
- English. English.
- Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017.
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white, and colour).
- Social histories of medicine.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Introduction Conserving health: the Non-Naturals in early modern culture and society - Sandra Cavallo Part I: A comparative perspective on preventive literature
- 1 Regimens, authors and readers: Italy and England compared - Sandra Cavallo and Tessa Storey Part II: The Non-Naturals and the vulnerable body
- 2 'What to expect when you're always expecting': frequent childbirth and female health in late Renaissance Italy - Caroline Castiglione
- 3 'Ordering the infant': caring for newborns in early modern England - Leah Astbury (available open access)
- 4 'She sleeps well and eats an egg': convalescent care in early modern England - Hannah Newton (available open access) Part III: Airs and places
- 5 Neapolitan airs: health advice and medical culture on the edge of a volcano - Maria Conforti
- 6 The afterlife of the Non-Naturals in early eighteenth-century Hippocratism: from the healthy individual to a healthy population - Maria Pia Donato Part IV: Spiritual health and bodily health
- 7 Sleep-piety and healthy sleep in early modern English households - Sasha Handley
- 8 English and Italian health advice: Protestant and Catholic bodies - Tessa Storey Part V: Spaces, paintings and objects: performing and portraying health
- 9 Chasing 'good air' and viewing beautiful perspectives: painting and health preservation in seventeenth-century Rome - Frances Gage
- 10 Hot drinking practices in the late-Renaissance Italian household: a case-study around an enigmatic pouring vessel - Marta Ajmar Index
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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 on daily 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 of the 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. The following two chapters are available open access on a CC-BY-NC-ND license here: http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=633180 3 'Ordering the infant': caring for newborns in early modern England - Leah Astbury 4 'She sleeps well and eats an egg': convalescent care in early modern England - Hannah Newton -- .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Health > History > 16th century.
- Great Britain > Social conditions > 16th century.
- Italy > Social conditions > 16th century.
- Public Health > history.
- United Kingdom.
- HEALTH & FITNESS > Healthy Living.
- HEALTH & FITNESS > Holism.
- HEALTH & FITNESS > Reference.
- MEDICAL > Preventive Medicine.
- Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700.
- History of medicine.
- History: earliest times to present day.
- History: specific events and topics.
- Medicine: general issues.
- Social and cultural history.
- Southern Europe.
- Social conditions.
- Great Britain.
- Comparative history
- Early modern England
- Early modern Italy
- Preventive medicine
- Vernacular medical texts
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- Social Histories of Medicine
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