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Title The Prince's Body : Vincenzo Gonzaga and Renaissance Medicine / Valeria Finucci.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, [2015]


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Series I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history
I Tatti studies in Italian Renaissance history.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Bio/Hist Note FinucciValeria: Valeria Finucci is Professor of Italian and Theater Studies and Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Duke University.
Note In English.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (ACM, viewed April 03 2015).
Subject Aging -- Social aspects -- Italy -- History.
Beauty, Personal -- Social aspects -- Italy -- History.
Human body -- Social aspects -- Italy -- History.
Human reproduction -- Social aspects -- Italy -- History.
Medicine -- Italy -- History -- 16th century.
Medicine -- Italy -- History -- 17th century.
Medicine, Medieval -- Italy.
Rejuvenation -- Social aspects -- Italy -- History.
Renaissance -- Italy -- Biography.
Renaissance -- Italy -- Biography -- History.
History of Medicine.
History, 16th Century.
History, Modern 1601-.
Genre Biographies.
Contents Frontmatter -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Introduction. Staging the Body -- 1. The Virgin Cure Manual Exams and Early Modern Surgeons -- 2. The Aesthetic Cure Skin Disease, Noses, and the Invention of Plastic Surgery -- 3. The Comfort Cure Managing Pain and Catarrh at the Spa -- 4. The Sexual Cure Searching for a Viagra in the New World -- Epilogue Unwrapping the Body -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Index.
Summary Using four notorious moments in the life of Duke Vincenzo Gonzaga of Mantua, Valeria Finucci explores changing early modern concepts of sexuality, reproduction, beauty, and aging. She deftly marries salacious tales with historical analysis to tell a broader story of Italian Renaissance cultural adjustments and obsessions.
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