Artisans of the Body in Early Modern Italy: Identities, Families and Masculinities

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This groundbreaking study explores the role of those involved in various aspects of the care, comfort and appearance of the body in seventeenth and early eighteenth-century Italy, bringing to light the strong cultural affinities and social ties between barber-surgeons and the apparently distant trades of jeweller, tailor, wigmaker and upholsterer. Drawing on contemporary understandings of the body, the author shows that shared concerns about health and well-being permeated the professional cultures of these medical and non ...

Artisans of the Body in Early Modern Italy: Identities, Families and Masculinities 2010, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719081514

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Artisans of the Body in Early Modern Italy: Identities, Families and Masculinities 2007, Manchester University Press

ISBN-13: 9780719076626

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