Nature Displayed: Gender, Science, and Medicine, 1760-1820 : Essays

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L. J. Jordanova
Longman, 1999 - History - 260 pages
"Nature Displayed: Gender, Science and Medicine 1760-1820 brings together, in a single illustrated volume, essays by one of the leading figures in cultural history whose writings have redefined the parameters of debate. Much of the material included here is published for the first time and all the older pieces have been revised." "Although the book draws on art and literature, it is chiefly concerned with themes and ideas relating to the natural world, the body, and gender differences. To this end, Professor Jordanova concentrates on reinterpreting texts and images drawn, mainly, from eighteenth and early nineteenth-century British and French material. Many of the illustrations in the volume are likely to be new to the reader and throughout, the author offers suggestions on how these can be contexualised."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

An Introductory Essay
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NATURAL POLARITIES
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William Hunter Anatomia Uteri Humani Gravidi 1774 plate X 213
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Ludmilia Jordanova is Professor of Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia where she teaches cultural history.

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