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Bellies, Bowels and Entrails in the Eighteenth Century: Banning Them, Securing Us?

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This collection of essays seeks to challenge the notion of the supremacy of the brain as the key organ of the Enlightenment, by focusing on the workings of the bowels and viscera that so obsessed writers and thinkers during the long eighteenth-century. These inner organs and the digestive process acted as counterpoints to politeness and other modes of refined sociability, ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published October 1st 2018 by Manchester University Press
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