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Exchanges between medical and literary discourses in the French Renaissance: comparing the fascination with "des amas et pieces de chair informes" in Montaigne's Essais and Joubert's Erreurs populaires

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Exchanges between medical and literary discourses in the French Renaissance: comparing the fascination with “des amas et pieces de chair informes” in Montaigne’s Essais and Joubert’s Erreurs populaires. Using Montaigne’s chapter “De l’oisiveté” as a point of departure, this article assesses the convergence of literary and medical discourses, and the significance of book-historical research. Since the “linguistic turn”, historians increasingly examine how medical texts crossed generic boundari...

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10.3828/AJFS.2015.24

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Medieval & Modern Languages Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
Journal:
Australian Journal of French Studies More from this journal
Volume:
52
Issue:
3
Pages:
292-307
Publication date:
2015-09-01
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EISSN:
2046-2913
ISSN:
0004-9468
Pubs id:
pubs:571412
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uuid:63d11d67-2095-4313-86ea-8651ed75aafd
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pubs:571412
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571412
Deposit date:
2015-10-27

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