A Cultural History of Medicine
Roger Cooter (Anthology Editor)
How has our understanding of medicine evolved over the past 2,500 years? A Cultural History of Medicine, as the first comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the cultural history of medicine from ancient times to modernity, discusses this. With six highly illustrated volumes covering 2500 years of human history, this is the definitive reference work on the subject.
Individual volume editors ensure the cohesion of the whole, and to make it as easy as possible to use, chapter titles are identical across each of the volumes. This gives the choice of reading about a specific period in one volume, or following a theme across history by reading the relevant chapter in each of the six.
The six volumes cover: 1. - Antiquity (500BCE - 800 CE); 2. - Middle Ages (800 - 1450); 3. - Renaissance (1450 - 1650); 4. - Age of Enlightenment (1650 - 1800); 5. - Age of Empire (1800 - 1920); 6. - Modern Age (1920 - 2000+).
Themes (and chapter titles) are: Environment; Food; Disease; Animals; Objects; Experiences; the Mind; Authority.
The page extent for the pack is approximately 1,728 pp with c. 240 b/w illustrations. Each volume opens with Notes on Contributors and an Introduction and concludes with Notes, Bibliography, and an Index.
The Cultural Histories Series
A Cultural History of Medicine is part of The Cultural Histories Series. Titles are available both as printed hardcover sets for libraries needing just one subject or preferring a one-off purchase and tangible reference for their shelves, or as part of a fully-searchable digital library available to institutions by annual subscription or on perpetual access (see www.bloomsburyculturalhistory.com).
Table of Contents
Volume 1: A Cultural History of Medicine in Antiquity (500BCE-800CE)
Edited by Laurence Totelin (Cardiff University, UK)
Volume 2: A Cultural History of Medicine in the Middle Ages (800-1450)
Edited by Iona McCleery (University of Leeds, UK)
Volume 3: A Cultural History of Medicine in the Renaissance (1450-1650)
Edited by Elaine Leong (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Germany) and Claudia Stein (University of Warwick, UK)
Volume 4: A Cultural History of Medicine in the Age of Enlightenment (1650-1800)
Edited by Lisa Smith (University of Essex, UK)
Volume 5: A Cultural History of Medicine in the Age of Empire (1800-1920)
Edited by Jonathan Reinarz (University of Birmingham, UK)
Volume 6: A Cultural History of Medicine in the Modern Age (1920-2000+)
Edited by Todd Meyers (McGill University, Canada)