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dc.contributor.authorSkuse, Alanna
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-07T13:57:18Z
dc.date.available2022-06-07T13:57:18Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/56672
dc.description.abstractOffering an innovative perspective on debates concerning embodiment in the early modern period, Alanna Skuse examines diverse kinds of surgical alteration, from mastectomy to castration, and amputation to facial reconstruction. Body-altering surgeries had profound socio-economic and philosophical consequences. They reached beyond the physical self, and prompted early modern authors to develop searching questions about the nature of body integrity and its relationship to the soul: was the body a part of one’s identity, or a mere ‘prison’ for the mind? How was the body connected to personal morality? What happened to the altered body after death? Drawing on a wide variety of texts including medical treatises, plays, poems, newspaper reports, and travel writings, this volume will argue that the answers to these questions were flexible, divergent, and often surprising, and helped to shape early modern thoughts on philosophy, literature, and the natural sciences. This title is also available as Open Access on Cambridge Core.en_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::D Literature & literary studiesen_US
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB Historyen_US
dc.subject.otherLiterature, Renaissance and Early Modern Literature, British History after 1450, Historyen_US
dc.titleSurgery and Selfhood in Early Modern Englanden_US
dc.title.alternativeAltered Bodies and Contexts of Identityen_US
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1017/9781108919395en_US
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy7607a2d0-47af-490f-9d2a-8c9340266f8aen_US
oapen.relation.isFundedByd859fbd3-d884-4090-a0ec-baf821c9abfden_US
oapen.relation.isbn9781108843614en_US
oapen.collectionWellcomeen_US
oapen.pages212en_US
oapen.grant.numberH5213000


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