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- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 42.95
Hippocrates' Woman demonstrates the role of Hippocratic ideas about the female body in the subsequent history of western gynaecology. It examines these ideas not only in the social and cultural context in which they were first produced, but also the ways in which writers up to the Victorian period have appealed to the material in support of their... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 44.95
From an acclaimed author in the field, this is a compelling study of the origins and history of the disease commonly seen as afflicting young unmarried girls. Understanding of the condition turned puberty and virginity into medical conditions, and Helen King stresses the continuity of this disease through history,depsite enormous shifts in medical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 49.95
How healthy were people in ancient Greece and Rome, and how did they think about maintaining and restoring their health? For students of classics, history or the history of medicine, answers to these and many previously untouched questions are dealt with by renowned ancient historians, classical scholars and archaeologists. Using a multidisciplined... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
By far the most influential work on the history of the body, across a wide range of academic disciplines, remains that of Thomas Laqueur. This book puts on trial the one-sex/two-sex model of Laqueur's Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud through a detailed exploration of the ways in which two classical stories of sexual difference... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 99.95
Familiarity underpins our engagement with music. In Music and Familiarity, King and Prior bring together 13 essays that highlight theoretical and empirical considerations about familiarity from three perspectives: listening, musicology, and performance. This book explores the ways in which familiarity impacts our behaviour and responses to music; influences... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 94.99
This book is an examination of particular African countries that are in the post-conflict phase. They have experienced horrific civil wars that left thousands of their citizens internally displaced or as refugees in surrounding countries, and some fled to countries in the global north. The countries examined in the book are in the process... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 34.95
While the scientific community has experienced a resurgence in the idea that there are important linkages between religion and family life and religion and health outcomes, this study is still in its early stages, scattered across multiple disciplines, and of uneven quality. To date, no book has featured both reviews of the literature and new... more...