• Formes du savoir médical à la Renaissance. Violaine Giacomotto-Charra and Jacqueline Vons, eds. Pessac: Maison des Sciences de l'Homme d'Aquitaine, 2017. 304 pp. €23.

    Author(s):
    Elisabeth Moreau (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Subject(s):
    Renaissance studies, 16th-century science, Medieval science, Medieval and early modern medicine
    Item Type:
    Book review
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/k88w-h346
    Abstract:
    Centered on the history of medicine and dietetics, this volume examines the types of medical knowledge in the Renaissance, in particular their disciplinary and textual forms. At that time, medical treatises were dedicated to diverse theoretical and practical branches, shaped by various editorial, rhetorical, and institutional strategies. The broad palette of their discursive practices is explored in the first part of the volume, on the basis of case studies in French medical literature. The second part further investigates this theme in the “regimens of health” from antiquity to the seventeenth century. By including the ancient and medieval periods in its scope, the volume aims to show the permanence of early medical theories in Renaissance medicine, reappraising its rhetorical claim of innovation or of departure from the tradition.
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