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The hurt(ful) body : performing and beholding pain, 1600-1800 / edited by Tomas Macsotay, Cornelis Van Der Haven and Karel Vanhaesebrouck.

  • Macsotay, Tomas
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About this work

Also known as

Hurtful body


"This book offers a cross-disciplinary approach to pain and suffering in the early modern period, based on research in the fields of literary studies, art history, theatre studies, cultural history and the study of emotions. It has sustained focus on visual sources, textual material and documents about actual events rather than well-known thinkers or 'masterpieces' of art history, and a preference for cases and historical contexts over systematic theory-building. The Hurt(ful) Body brings under discussion visual and performative representations of embodied pain, using an insistently dialectical approach that takes into account the perspective of the hurt body itself, the power and afflications of its beholder and, finally, the routinising and redeeming of hurt within institutional context."--From back cover.


Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2019.

Physical description

xv, 311 pages : illustrations, facsimiles (black and white) ; 24 cm


  • English

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    History of Medicine PB.U.AA6-8


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  • 1526143585
  • 9781526143587