Book ID: CBB001214266

Knowledge and Pain (2012)


Cohen, Esther (Editor)
Toker, Leona (Editor)
Consonni, Manuela (Editor)
Dror, Otniel E. (Editor)


Publication Date: 2012
Physical Details: xviii + 406 pp.; ill.
Language: English

This book is a collection of new and controversial views on pain, its accessibility to understanding and its influence on knowledge. Despite contrary assumptions, the volume argues for the possibility to externalise and communicate pain through language, narrative and social contextualisation. Expressions and responses to pain are historicized and studied within several humanitarian disciplines.


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Reviewed By

Review Bourke, Joanna (2013) Review of "Knowledge and Pain". Bulletin of the History of Medicine (pp. 685-686). unapi

Includes Chapters

Chapter Cohen, Esther (2012) “If You Prick Us, Do We Not Bleed?” Reflections on the Diminishing of the Other's Pain. In: Knowledge and Pain (p. 25). unapi

Chapter Yeager, R. F. (2012) Gower and Chaucer on Pain and Suffering: Jephte's Daughter in the Bible, the “Physician's Tale”, and the Confessio Amantis. In: Knowledge and Pain (p. 43). unapi

Chapter Altbauer-Rudnik, Michal (2012) The Changing Faces of Love Torments: Continuity and Rupture in the Medical Diagnosis of Lovesickness in the Modern West. In: Knowledge and Pain (p. 85). unapi

Chapter Michaels, Paula A. (2012) Pain and Blame: Psychological Approaches to Obstetric Pain, 1950--1980. In: Knowledge and Pain (p. 231). unapi

Chapter Cohen-Hanegbi, Na'ama (2012) Pain as Emotion: The Role of Emotional Pain in Fifteenth-Century Italian Medicine and Confession. In: Knowledge and Pain (p. 63). unapi

Chapter Kahan, Michéle Bokobsza (2012) The Rhetoric of Pain: Religious Convulsions and Miraculous Healings in the Jansenist Parish of Saint Médard, Paris (1727--1732). In: Knowledge and Pain (p. 107). unapi

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Authors & Contributors
Vecchio, Silvana
Cohen, Esther
Casagrande, Carla
Boddice, Rob
Dormandy, Thomas
Rogers, Naomi
Social History of Medicine
Journal of the History of the Neurosciences
Osiris: A Research Journal Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Science, Technology and Human Values
Spontaneous Generations
Yale University Press
SISMEL edizioni del Galluzzo
Palgrave Macmillan
Jeremy Hugh Baron
Johns Hopkins University Press
Oxford University Press
Emotions; passions
Medicine, general histories
Therapeutic practice; therapy; treatment
Petrus de Abano
Kenny, Elizabeth
Alighieri, Dante
Albertus Magnus
Thomas Aquinas, Saint
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
17th century
18th century
15th century
United States
Great Britain
Bologna. Università
Université de Montpellier

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