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- DescriptionWe kw the Renaissance as a key period in the history of Europe. It saw the development of court and urban cultures, witnessed the first global voyages of discovery and gave rise to the Reformation and Counter Reformation. It also started with the 'invention' of oil painting, linear perspective and moveable type, all visual techlogies. Does that mean, as has been suggested, that the Renaissance stands for the 'ascendancy of the eye'? If so, then what happened to the sensory extremes which the famous Dutch historian Johan Huizinga still perceived in the 15th century? Did they simply disappear? Or is there ather history to be told, a history of a surprising continuity, t only of the sense of hearing but also of the 'lower' senses - those of taste, smell and touch? And was the Renaissance t first and foremost a time of deep sensory anxiety? This volume, assembling nine outstanding specialists, seeks to answer these questions while offering a lively and 'sensational' portrait of the period. The Cultural History of the Senses set delves into the sensory foundations of Western civilization, taking a comprehensive period-by-period approach which provides a broad understanding of the life of the senses from antiquity to the modern day. Each of the volumes explores the following topics: The Social Life of the Senses; Urban Sensations; The Senses in the Marketplace; The Senses in Religion; The Senses in Philosophy and Science; Medicine and the Senses; The Senses in Literature; Art and the Senses; and Sensory Media. Superbly illustrated, this six-volume set is the most authoritative and comprehensive historical survey of the senses available.
- Author BiographyHerman Roodenburg holds the Chair of The Historical Anthropology and Ethnology of Europe at the Free University of Amsterdam and is also affiliated with the Meertens Institute, of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among his recent English publications are The Eloquence of the Body: Perspectives on Gesture in the Dutch Republic (2004), Forging European Identities, 1400-1700 (2007), Body and Embodiment in Netherlandish Art (2008) and The Passions in the Arts of the Early Modern Netherlands (2010).
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication09/10/2014
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Series TitleThe Cultural Histories Series
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintBerg Publishers
- Content Note35 bw illus.
- Weight686 g
- Width169 mm
- Height244 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Edited byHerman Roodenburg
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