The Monster in the Machine Magic, Medicine, and the Marvelous in the Time of the Scientific Revolution by Zakiya Hanafi

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Published by Duke University Press .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • European history: c 1500 to c 1750,
  • Literary studies: 16th to 18th centuries,
  • Monsters,
  • Europe - Italy,
  • Social Science,
  • Science,
  • Italian,
  • Sociology,
  • Italy,
  • Philosophy & Social Aspects,
  • Literary Studies/American Lite,
  • Medieval & Early Modern Studie,
  • paper,
  • Body, Human (Philosophy),
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • 17th century,
  • History

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9797530M
ISBN 100822325683
ISBN 109780822325680

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The Monster in the Machine tracks the ways in which human beings were defined in contrast to supernatural and demonic creatures during the time of the Scientific Revolution.

Zakiya Hanafi recreates scenes of Italian life and culture from the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries to show how monsters were conceptualized at this particular locale and historical juncture—a period Cited by: The Monster in the Machine tracks the ways in which human beings were defined in contrast to supernatural and demonic creatures during the time of the Scientific Revolution.

Zakiya Hanafi recreates scenes of Italian life and culture from the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries to show how monsters were conceptualized at this particular locale and historical juncture—a period Author: Zakiya Hanafi. The Monster in the Machine tracks the ways in which human beings were defined in contrast to supernatural and demonic creatures during the time of the Scientific Revolution.

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Zakiya Hanafi recreates scenes of Italian life and culture from the late sixteenth to the early eighteenth centuries to show how monsters were conceptualized at this particular locale and historical juncture—a period Cited by:   The Monster in the Machine: Magic, Medicine, and the Marvelous in the Time of the Scientific Revolution (e-Duke books scholarly collection.) - Kindle edition by Hanafi, Zakiya.

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