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A Cultural History of the Senses in the Middle Ages
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ISBN 10 : 0857853406
Pages : 288 pages
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The definitive overview of the role of the senses in the middle ages, covering themes such as religion, philosophy, science, medicine, literature, art and media.

A Cultural History of the Senses in the Middle Ages

The definitive overview of the role of the senses in the middle ages, covering themes such as religion, philosophy, science, medicine, literature, art and media.

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A Cultural History of the Senses in the Middle Ages

Understanding the senses is indispensable for comprehending the Middle Ages because both a theoretical and a practical involvement with the senses played a central role in the development of ideology and cultural practice in this period. For the long medieval millennium, the senses were not limited to the five we

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A Cultural History of the Senses in the Renaissance

The definitive overview of the role of the senses in the Renaissance, covering themes such as religion, philosophy, science, medicine, literature, art and media.

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A Cultural History of the Senses

What did the past sound like, taste like, smell like? How did it look and feel? How did people make sense of the world through their senses? These are questions which are increasingly capturing the interest of historians.A Cultural History of the Senses delves into the sensory foundations of

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A Cultural History of the Senses in Antiquity

The ancient world used the senses to express an enormous range of cultural meanings. Indeed the senses were functionally significant in all aspects of ancient life, often in ways that were complex and interconnected. Antiquity was also a period where the senses were experienced vividly: cities stank, statues were brightly

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The Deepest Sense

From the softest caress to the harshest blow, touch lies at the heart of our experience of the world. Now, for the first time, this deepest of senses is the subject of an extensive historical exploration. The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch fleshes out our understanding of the

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A Cultural History of the Senses in the Modern Age

In the 20th century, many aspects of life became 'a matter of perception' in the wake of the multiplication of media, stylistic experimentation, and the rise of multiculturalism. Life sped up as a result of new modes of transportation – automobiles and airplanes – and communication – telephones and personal computers – which emphasized

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A Cultural History of the Senses in the Age of Enlightenment

This volume examines the varied ways in which the senses were perceived afresh during the Enlightenment. In addition to introducing new philosophical and scientific models which sometimes upended the classic hierarchy of the senses, this period witnessed major changes in living and working habits, including urbanization, travel and exploration, the

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A Cultural History of the Senses in the Age of Empire

The 19th century was a time of new sensory experiences and modes of perception. The raucous mechanical intensity of the train and the factory vied for attention with the dazzling splendour of department stores and world fairs. Colonization and trade carried European sensations and sensibilities to the world and, in

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A Cultural History of the Senses in Antiquity

The ancient world used the senses to express an enormous range of cultural meanings. Indeed the senses were functionally significant in all aspects of ancient life, often in ways that were complex and interconnected. Antiquity was also a period where the senses were experienced vividly: cities stank, statues were brightly

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A Cultural History of the Senses in the Renaissance

We know 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

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A Cultural History of the Senses in the Modern Age

In the 20th century, many aspects of life became 'a matter of perception' in the wake of the multiplication of media, stylistic experimentation, and the rise of multiculturalism. Life sped up as a result of new modes of transportation – automobiles and airplanes – and communication – telephones and personal computers – which emphasized

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The Sense of Smell in the Middle Ages

Odors, including those of incense, spices, cooking, and refuse, were both ubiquitous and meaningful in central and late medieval Western Europe. The significance of the sense of smell is evident in scholastic Latin texts, most of which are untranslated and unedited by modern scholars. Between the late eleventh and thirteenth

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In the Middle Ages

Download or read online In the Middle Ages written by Richard Newhauser, published by Unknown which was released on 2014. Get In the Middle Ages Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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The Saturated Sensorium

The Saturated Sensorium is a book about the senses and their media in the Middle Ages: a book about what it meant to sense and perceive something. The book highlights the integrated and unified nature of medieval senses and media. It discusses the inter- and multi-mediality of cultic and cultural

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