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Sex, Sin, and Science
Language: en
Pages: 195
Authors: John Parascandola
Categories: Health & Fitness
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

This book traces the history of syphilis and efforts to control the disease in the United States, from Colonial times to the present.
Dante's Deadly Sins
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: John Parascandola
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-09-02 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Dante’s Deadly Sins is a unique study of the moralphilosophy behind Dante’s master work that considers theCommedia as he intended, namely, as a practical guide tomoral betterment. Focusing on Inferno and Purgatorio,Belliotti examines the puzzles and paradoxes of Dante’s moralassumptions, his treatment of the 7 deadly sins, and how 10
Rhetorics of Bodily Disease and Health in Medieval and Early Modern England
Language: en
Pages: 260
Authors: Jennifer C. Vaught
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-08 - Publisher: Routledge

Susan Sontag in Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors points to the vital connection between metaphors and bodily illnesses, though her analyses deal mainly with modern literary works. This collection of essays examines the vast extent to which rhetorical figures related to sickness and health-metaphor, simile, pun, analogy,
Sex, Sin and Suffering
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Roger Davidson, Lesley A. Hall
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-09-02 - Publisher: Routledge

This volume brings together for the first time a series of studies on the social history of venereal disease in modern Europe and its former colonies. It explores, from a comparative perspective, the responses of legal, medical and political authorities to the 'Great Scourge'. In particular, how such responses reflected
Sins of the Flesh
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies

Few illnesses in the early modern period carried the impact of the dreaded pox, a lethal sexually transmitted disease usually thought to be syphilis. In the early sixteenth century the disease quickly emerged as a powerful cultural force. Just as powerful were the responses of doctors, bureaucrats, moralists, playwrights, and