The Smoke of the Soul

Medicine, Physiology and Religion in Early Modern England

Authors: Sugg, R.

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What was the soul? Christians agreed that it was the immortal core of each human being. Yet there was no agreement on where the soul was, what it was, or how it could be joined to the body. The Smoke of the Soul explores the anxieties and excitement generated by the mysterious zone where matter met spirit, and where human life met eternity.

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"An important contribution to the increasingly vibrant study of early modern anatomical practice... excellent, exhaustive and pioneering" James McNamara, TLS

"This engaging book examines the identity of the soul between the sixteenth and the eighteenth centuries and the author does so by referring to a wide range of texts in a dexterous and skilful way" Guido Giglioni, Social History of Medicine


Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Smoke of the Soul
Book Subtitle
Medicine, Physiology and Religion in Early Modern England
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34560-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137345608
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-34559-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 389
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