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Medical Analogy in Latin Satire

Authors: Kivistö, S.

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About this book

Offering fresh readings of numerous Neo-Latin texts, Medical Analogy in Latin Satire provides an introduction to medical issues in the tradition of Latin satire. The book explores what functions physical diseases and peculiarities had in early modern satires and how satire was considered as a form of healing instruction.

About the authors

SARI KIVISTÖ works as a Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki, Finland. Her publications include three books on satire, ancient literature and culture, a dissertation on The Letters of Obscure Men, articles on classical traditions and history of rhetoric, and numerous translations from Latin into Finnish.

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' Medical Analogy in Latin Satire charts the long and varied history of the satiric commonplace that the pathology of moral and intellectual vice may be understood by the analogy of bodily disease, negotiating the maze of Humanist paradoxography and the Menippean world of mock encomia while unlocking the treasure house of various humanist anthologies, including Dornau's vast Amphitheatrum sapientiae Socraticae joco-seriae (1619). No student of satire, verse or Menippean, classical or Renaissance, can afford to ignore or fail to be instructed by Kivistö's industry and insight.' - Joel C. Relihan, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, USA


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: Medicine for the Sick Soul

    Kivistö, Sari

    Pages 1-31

  • Medical Meta-language: Renaissance Commentaries and Poetics on the Healing Nature of Satire

    Kivistö, Sari

    Pages 32-61

  • Painfully Happy: Satirical Disease Eulogies and the Good Life

    Kivistö, Sari

    Pages 62-102

  • Wonderfully Unaware: Sensory Disabilities, Contemplation and Consolation

    Kivistö, Sari

    Pages 103-140

  • Outlook and Virtue: Morally Symptomatic Physical Peculiarities

    Kivistö, Sari

    Pages 141-169

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-24487-0
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Hardcover $110.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-22812-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-30999-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medical Analogy in Latin Satire
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Sari Kivistö
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-24487-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230244870
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22812-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-30999-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 214
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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