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Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge

Charles Leslie and Allan Young (eds)

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520073173
eISBN:
9780520910935
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520073173.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Like its classic predecessor, Asian Medical Systems, this book expands the study of Asian medicine. These chapters ask how patients and practitioners know what they know—what evidence of disease or ... More


Medicine in the 1790s: A Very Brief Introduction

NEIL VICKERS

in Coleridge and the Doctors: 1795-1806

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271177
eISBN:
9780191709647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271177.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter offers a historical sketch of the state of practical and theoretical medicine in the 1790s. It starts by considering the range of practitioners offering medical treatments during the ... More


Popular Practice: The Belly and the “Bad Mind”

Stefan Ecks

in Eating Drugs: Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724767
eISBN:
9780814760307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724767.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter discusses popular notions of health, with a focus on perceptions of how different drugs are digested and on the humoral balance between the “hot” belly and the “cool” mind. The first ... More


A Welcoming Soil: Isamic Humoralism on the Malay Peninsula

Charles Leslie and Allan Young

in Paths to Asian Medical Knowledge

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520073173
eISBN:
9780520910935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520073173.003.0013
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter explores Islamic humoralism on the Malay Peninsula. Although Islam was successfully implanted in Malaya, and Islamic concepts are used by Malays to interpret and reinterpret empirical ... More


Shakespeare's Representation of Weather, Climate and Environment: The Early Modern 'Fated Sky'

Sophie Chiari

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474442527
eISBN:
9781474459709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442527.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

While ecocritical approaches to literary texts receive more and more attention, climate-related issues remain fairly neglected, particularly in the field of Shakespeare studies. This monograph ... More


Bodies Complexioned: Human Variation and Racism in Early Modern English Culture, C. 1600-1750

Mark S. Dawson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781526134486
eISBN:
9781526146656
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526134493
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book examines early modern English notions of bodily difference. Tracing how the English valued somatic contrasts, both amongst themselves and, as they ventured into and through the Atlantic, ... More


Gender ambivalence and the expression of passions in the performances of early Roman cantatas by castrati and female singers

Christine Jeanneret

in The Emotional Power of Music: Multidisciplinary perspectives on musical arousal, expression, and social control

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199654888
eISBN:
9780191762871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654888.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

Solo singing is associated with the expression of passions. During the first half of the 17th century, Rome saw an unparalleled production of cantatas, performed for exclusive audiences. This article ... More


What It Feels Like to Be a Body: Humoralism, Cognitivism, and the Sociological Horizon of Early Modern Religion

Daniel Juan Gil

in This Distracted Globe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270286
eISBN:
9780823270323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270286.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Gil argues that the classical discourse of the humors is a mistaken starting point for scholars who want to understand how early modern people experienced and understood their own emotional life, and ... More


Introduction

Richard Meek and Erin Sullivan

in The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090783
eISBN:
9781781708866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090783.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries saw an extraordinary proliferation of theoretical ideas about the nature and meaning of emotion, and this introduction offers a survey of the ... More


Afterword

Peter Holbrook

in The Renaissance of emotion: Understanding affect in Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719090783
eISBN:
9781781708866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090783.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A potential danger with the humoral psychology of the Renaissance, which bears a rough analogy to physical-reductionist pictures of humanity today, is that it downplays the role of agency in human ... More


Conclusions

Sandra Cavallo and Tessa Storey

in Healthy Living in Late Renaissance Italy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199678136
eISBN:
9780191757686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678136.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

The book demonstrates that health maintenance occupied a neglected but important place in late Renaissance domestic culture. Contrary to ingrained assumptions this was also a highly dynamic set of ... More


Conclusion

Stefan Ecks

in Eating Drugs: Psychopharmaceutical Pluralism in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814724767
eISBN:
9780814760307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724767.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This concluding chapter returns to “mind food,” showing how psychiatrists are both trying to counter nonbiomedical notions of drug effects and the biomedical model of short-term targeted action ... More


Vis medicatrix, or the Fragmentation of Medical Humanism

Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers

in The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226556451
eISBN:
9780226556628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556628.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter 9 opens with the triumph of this generation of medical intellectuals in setting some of the key terms and promises of integrationist medicine, then follows a complicated line of thinking that ... More


Curing and Caring for the Early Modern Body

Olivia Weisser

in Ill Composed: Sickness, Gender, and Belief in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780300200706
eISBN:
9780300213478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300200706.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter opens with an overview of how ordinary sufferers understood their bodies, explained illness onset, and approached treatment in early modern England. The remainder of the chapter links ... More


Love Will Have Heat: Shakespeare's Maidens and the Caloric Economy

Gail Kern Paster

in Humoring the Body: Emotions and the Shakespearean Stage

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226648477
eISBN:
9780226648484
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226648484.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Extremes of emotion correlate with extremes of temperature. And within these extremes, the doctrine of female coldness imposes itself as a behavioral norm—an ostensible natural limit—governing the ... More


Grief: Passion, Action, and the Possibility of Self-knowledge

Erin Sullivan

in Beyond Melancholy: Sadness and Selfhood in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198739654
eISBN:
9780191802614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739654.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter focuses on grief and sorrow arising from worldly misfortunes and the deeply negative effects many writers believed it could have on a person’s health—a conviction reflected most ... More


Conclusion: Sadness and Self-authorship

Erin Sullivan

in Beyond Melancholy: Sadness and Selfhood in Renaissance England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198739654
eISBN:
9780191802614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739654.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

The book concludes with a consideration of how deeply embedded sadness was in Renaissance medical, philosophical, and theological conceptions of selfhood, and also points to the relevance of such ... More


Anthropologia Sexualis, Universalism, and the Macro Environments of Sex

Benjamin Kahan

in The Book of Minor Perverts: Sexology, Etiology, and the Emergences of Sexuality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226607818
eISBN:
9780226608006
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608006.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter argues that in spite of the dominance of the dynamic, humoral theory of the body for thousands of years scholars still have little understanding of what role humoralism plays in the ... More


Introduction

Sophie Chiari

in Shakespeare's Representation of Weather, Climate and Environment: The Early Modern 'Fated Sky'

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474442527
eISBN:
9781474459709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474442527.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

Torn as they were between trying to control their own destinies and letting God shape their actions, the Elizabethan and Jacobean subjects still looked for answers in the skies while they were also ... More


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