The Body in Parts: Fantasies of Corporeality in Early Modern Europe

1st Edition

David Hillman, Carla Mazzio

Routledge
Published July 2, 1997
Reference - 376 Pages
ISBN 9780415916943 - CAT# RT1619

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Summary

An examination of how the body--its organs, limbs, and viscera--were represented in the literature and culture of early modern Europe. This provocative volume demonstrates, the symbolism of body parts challenge our assumptions about "the body" as a fundamental Renaissance image of self, society, and nation.

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