Visualizing Medieval Medicine and Natural History, 1200-1550 addresses fundamental questions about the interplay of visual and verbal communication in medieval medicine, pharmacy, and natural history. Analyzing images in works as diverse as herbals, jewellery, surgery manuals, lay health guides, cinquecento paintings, manuscripts of Pliny's Natural History, and Leonardo's notebooks, the essays ask: What counts as medical illustration in the Middle Ages? What purposes and audiences do these illustrations serve? How do images of natural objects, observed phenomena, and theoretical concepts amplify texts and convey complex cultural attitudes? Why do we regard some of these images as medieval productions while other exactly contemporary images strike us as typically early modern in character?Further miracles of healing and resurrection are represented in the background of the wing scenes, the Healing of the blind ... in Sherborne (Dorset), a Journal of the British Archaeological Association 132 (1979): 91a101 (plates XIV, XVa, XVb) ;anbsp;...
|Title||:||Visualizing Medieval Medicine and Natural History, 1200-1550|
|Author||:||Jean Ann Givens, Karen Reeds, Alain Touwaide|
|Publisher||:||Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2006-01-01|