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The Resource Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England : Ravenous Natures, by Alanna Skuse, (electronic resource)

Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England : Ravenous Natures, by Alanna Skuse, (electronic resource)

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Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England : Ravenous Natures
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Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England
Title remainder
Ravenous Natures
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by Alanna Skuse
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eng
Summary
This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Cancer is perhaps the modern world's most feared disease. Yet, we know relatively little about this malady's history before the nineteenth century. This book provides the first in-depth examination of perceptions of cancerous disease in early modern England. Looking to drama, poetry and polemic as well as medical texts and personal accounts, it contends that early modern people possessed an understanding of cancer which remains recognizable to us today. Many of the ways in which medical practitioners and lay people imagined cancer - as a 'woman's disease' or a 'beast' inside the body - remain strikingly familiar, and they helped to make this disease a byword for treachery and cruelty in discussions of religion, culture and politics. Equally, cancer treatments were among the era's most radical medical and surgical procedures. From buttered frog ointments to agonizing and dangerous surgeries, they raised abiding questions about the nature of disease and the proper role of the medical practitioner.--
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Skuse, Alanna
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non fiction
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  • Literature, Modern
  • British literature
  • History
  • History, Modern
  • European literature
  • Europe-History
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Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England : Ravenous Natures, by Alanna Skuse, (electronic resource)
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https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137487537
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978-1-137-48753-7
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1st ed. 2015.
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1 online resource (VIII, 219 pages)
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  • electronic
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Open Access
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9781137487537
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15 illustrations
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(OCoLC)936036151
Label
Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England : Ravenous Natures, by Alanna Skuse, (electronic resource)
Link
https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137487537
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-1-137-48753-7
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed. 2015.
Extent
1 online resource (VIII, 219 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Open Access
Isbn
9781137487537
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
15 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)936036151

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