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Monstrous Bodies/Political Monstrosities in Early Modern Europe
Multi-disciplinary in approach and cross-European in scope, this richly illustrated book features new links between the political and the monstrous in the early modern period. Emphasizing the importance of the visual in the culture of the monstrous...



Murder after Death
Literature and Anatomy in Early Modern England
Richard Sugg
Just as museum exhibits of plastinated corpses, television dramas about forensics, and books about the eventual fate of human remains provoke interest and generate ethical debates today, anatomy was a topic of fascination-and autopsies a...



A Natural History of Revolution
Violence and Nature in the French Revolutionary Imagination, 1789–1794
Mary Ashburn Miller
The use of nature metaphors in explaining and justifying the excesses of the French Revolutions.



Natural Spectaculars
Aspects of Plutarch's Philosophy of Nature
Recently scholars have begun to reassess the ancient scientific value of Plutarch's natural philosophical writings. Natural Spectaculars aims to give further impetus to this project by treating several aspects of Plutarch’s natural philosophy that have not been explored before.



On the Most Ancient Wisdom of the Italians
Unearthed from the Origins of the Latin Language
Giambattista Vico
A treatise of vital importance for an understanding of Vico's epistemology, psychology, and philosophy of mathematics.



The Pathological Family
Postwar America and the Rise of Family Therapy
Deborah Weinstein
The Pathological Family examines how family therapy developed against the intellectual and cultural landscape of postwar America.



Phantasmatic Shakespeare
Imagination in the Age of Early Modern Science
Suparna Roychoudhury
Representations of the mind have a central place in Shakespeare’s artistic imagination, as we see in Bottom struggling to articulate his dream, Macbeth reaching for a dagger that is not there, and Prospero humbling his enemies with spectacular illusions. Phantasmatic Shakespeare examines the intersection between early modern literature and...



Physiologia
Natural Philosophy in Late Aristotelian and Cartesian Thought
Dennis Des Chene
Sixteenth-century Aristotelianism was the culmination of four centuries of commentary and criticism. Physiologia is one of the first books to provide an accessible and comprehensive guide to that tradition in natural philosophy. In an incisive and readable treatment, Dennis Des Chene illuminates the continuities and disruptions between ...



Plutonium
A History of the World's Most Dangerous Element
Jeremy Bernstein
In his history of this complex and dangerous element, noted physicist Jeremy Bernstein describes the steps that were taken to transform plutonium from a laboratory novelty into the nuclear weapon that destroyed Nagasaki.



Postmodern Sublime
Technology and American Writing from Mailer to Cyberpunk
Joseph Tabbi
Focusing on works by Norman Mailer, Thomas Pynchon, Joseph McElroy, and Don DeLillo, Joseph Tabbi finds that a simultaneous attraction to and repulsion from technology has produced a powerful new mode of modern writing—the...



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