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    Medicine, the body and the botanical metaphor in erotica

    Peakman, Julie (1998) Medicine, the body and the botanical metaphor in erotica. In: Bayertz, K. and Porter, R. (eds.) From Physico-Theology to Bio-Technology. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi. ISBN 9789042004917.

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    Book synopsis: For the last half century, Mikuláš Teich has made many eminent contributions to the histories of science, technology, medicine and society. His essentially Marxist historiographical stance has resisted the notion that science is an autonomous entity, and has instead stressed the interplay of the economic, the social and the scientific forces in history. At the same time, particularly in studies of biochemistry, he has emphasized the significance of the role of science and technology in modern economic change. In a career divided between Czechoslovakia and the UK, he has always been highly internationalist in his historical outlooks, combining what is valuable in Contentinal and British methods. This volume is to honour him on his eightieth birthday. Examining European developments since the sixteenth century, the essays, many by old friends and colleagues, cluster around themes close to his own personal scholarship and related to volumes which he has edited. The book is divided into sections on Questions of History; Scientific Lives; Disciplines; Natural History, and Science and Disease.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2017 14:27
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:33


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