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The Resource Disease and disability in medieval and early modern art and literature, edited by Rinaldo F. Canalis and Massimo Ciavolella

Disease and disability in medieval and early modern art and literature, edited by Rinaldo F. Canalis and Massimo Ciavolella

Label
Disease and disability in medieval and early modern art and literature
Title
Disease and disability in medieval and early modern art and literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Rinaldo F. Canalis and Massimo Ciavolella
Contributor
Editor
Sponsoring body
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Humanity has always shown a keen interest in the pathological, ranging from a morbid fascination with 'monsters' and deformities to a genuine compassion for the ill and suffering. Medieval and early modern people were no exception, expressing their emotional response to disease in both literary works and, to a somewhat lesser extent, in the plastic arts. Consequently, it becomes necessary to ask what motivated writers and artists to choose an illness or a disability and its physical and social consequences as subjects of aesthetic or intellectual expression. Were these works the result of an intrusion in their intent to faithfully reproduce nature, or do they reflect an intentional contrast against the pre-modern portrayal of spiritual ideals and, later, through the influence of the classics, the rediscovered importance and beauty of the human body? The essays contained in this volume address these questions, albeit not always directly but, rather, through an analysis of the societal reactions to the threats and challenges that essentially unopposed disease and physical impairment presented. They cover a wide range of responses, variable, of course, according to the period under scrutiny, its technological moment, and the usually fruitless attempts at treatment."--Back cover
Member of
Cataloging source
ERASA
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1942-
  • 2018
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Canalis, Rinaldo F.,
  • Ciavolella, Massimo
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • Asclepius, the Paintbrush, and the Pen (Conference)
Series statement
Cursor Mundi,
Series volume
volume 38
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • People with disabilities in art
  • Diseases in art
  • Diseases in literature
  • Disabilities in literature
  • Art, Medieval
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Art
  • Art
  • Literature
  • Disease
  • Art
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Disabled Persons
  • Art
  • Medicine in art
  • Middle Ages
Label
Disease and disability in medieval and early modern art and literature, edited by Rinaldo F. Canalis and Massimo Ciavolella
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A conference held in May of 2018 under the sponsorship of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies"--Page 50
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Malady in literary texts from the medieval and early modern periods : some hypotheses on a paradoxical constellation
  • Joachim Küpper
  • 'Apostumes, carbuncles, and botches' : visualizing the plague in late medieval and early modern medical treatises
  • Lori Jones
  • Part II.
  • The early modern period
  • The role of architecture and the decorative arts in renaissance medicine
  • Francis Wells
  • Disease in art and art(ist) in disease : reflections on paradigmatic works by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Manuela Gallerani
  • Part I.
  • The 'mal franzoso' between art, history and literature : Paracelsus and Della Porta
  • Alfonso Paolella
  • The ailing artist
  • Roberto Fedi
  • Nicolas Poussin's The Plague at Ashdod and the french disease
  • Efraín Kristal
  • 'Yet have I in me something dangerous' : on the interplay of medicine and maleficence in Shakespeare's Hamlet
  • Sara Frances Burdorff
  • Textures of lesions - textures of prints : Fabricius Hildanus, Frederik Ruysch, and the representation of bone lesions
  • Index of persons
  • Medieval and transitional periods
  • Index of persons
  • The art of medicine in Byzantium : the missing link
  • Alain Touwaide
  • Miracle and the monstrous : disability and deviant bodies in the late middle ages
  • Jenni Kuuliala
  • Leprosy, melancholy, folly and the physiology of anguish : humoral imbalance, emotions, and psychosomatic diseases in Thomas d'Angleterre, Béroul and the Folies Tristan
  • Gaia Gubini
Control code
1242932334
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9782503588704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
10.1484/M.CURSOR-EB.5.119615
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)1242932334
Label
Disease and disability in medieval and early modern art and literature, edited by Rinaldo F. Canalis and Massimo Ciavolella
Publication
Copyright
Note
"A conference held in May of 2018 under the sponsorship of the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies"--Page 50
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Malady in literary texts from the medieval and early modern periods : some hypotheses on a paradoxical constellation
  • Joachim Küpper
  • 'Apostumes, carbuncles, and botches' : visualizing the plague in late medieval and early modern medical treatises
  • Lori Jones
  • Part II.
  • The early modern period
  • The role of architecture and the decorative arts in renaissance medicine
  • Francis Wells
  • Disease in art and art(ist) in disease : reflections on paradigmatic works by Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo Buonarroti
  • Manuela Gallerani
  • Part I.
  • The 'mal franzoso' between art, history and literature : Paracelsus and Della Porta
  • Alfonso Paolella
  • The ailing artist
  • Roberto Fedi
  • Nicolas Poussin's The Plague at Ashdod and the french disease
  • Efraín Kristal
  • 'Yet have I in me something dangerous' : on the interplay of medicine and maleficence in Shakespeare's Hamlet
  • Sara Frances Burdorff
  • Textures of lesions - textures of prints : Fabricius Hildanus, Frederik Ruysch, and the representation of bone lesions
  • Index of persons
  • Medieval and transitional periods
  • Index of persons
  • The art of medicine in Byzantium : the missing link
  • Alain Touwaide
  • Miracle and the monstrous : disability and deviant bodies in the late middle ages
  • Jenni Kuuliala
  • Leprosy, melancholy, folly and the physiology of anguish : humoral imbalance, emotions, and psychosomatic diseases in Thomas d'Angleterre, Béroul and the Folies Tristan
  • Gaia Gubini
Control code
1242932334
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
379 pages
Isbn
9782503588704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
10.1484/M.CURSOR-EB.5.119615
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)1242932334

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