Flesh in the Age of Reason

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'As an introduction to early modern thinking and the impact of past ideas on present lives, this book can find few equals and no superiors. Porter is a witty, humane writer with an extraordinary vocabulary and a sparkling sense of fun. Whether he is quoting from obscure medical texts or analysing scabrous diaries, dishing the dirt on long-dead bigwigs or evoking sympathy for human suffering, his grasp is masterly and his erudition appealing. I wish I could read it again for the first time: you can.' Times Educational ...

Flesh in the Age of Reason 2005, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140167351

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Flesh in the Age of Reason 2004, Allen Lane, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780713991499

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