Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Book of Nature and Humanity in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

The Book of Nature and Humanity in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

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The Book of Nature and Humanity in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, ed. David I lawkes and Richard G. Newhauser, Arizona Studies in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance 29 (Turnhout: Brepols, 2013). xxvi + 322 pp. ISBN 978-2-503-54921-7. euro80.00. The essays within this volume originated as papers at the sixteenth Annual ACMRS Conference on 'Humanity and the natural world in the Middle Ages and Renaissance', which took place in February 2010 at Arizona State University. In the first section, 'Landscapes', essays by Albrecht Classen, Kathleen Crowther, and Laura Kilian explore the mountain as an epistemological challenge, the Lutheran Book of Nature, and a missionary manual. In the second part, 'The human body', essays by Fabian Alfie, Brenda Gardenour Walter, and Michael Alan Anderson examine women's flatulence in the poetry of Rustico Filippi, teaching medieval medicine and natural philosophy in the modern medical curriculum, and lineage and fecundity in the versified offices for St Anne. …

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