Paracelsus's Theory of Embodiment

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    Paracelsus's Theory of Embodiment

    Conception and Gestation in Early Modern Europe

    Amy Eisen Cislo

    Pickering & Chatto 2010

    Hardback 184pp

    9781851969951   Product Code: 17160

    The most famous physician of the 16th century, Paracelsus (c.1493-1541) left behind a significant body of work that included writings on alchemy, health and healing and theology. Focusing on conception and gestation, this study explores how Paracelsus' theological and medical interests overlapped, intertwined and converged, and how the theory of embodiment - the idea that humans consist of a physical and a spiritual body - emerged from his desire to explain conception. No jacket.

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