A History of Pain in Early Modern Europe (HIST 481.3)

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Recent scholarship has questioned the relationship between cultural perceptions and bodily experience. Using an interdisciplinary framework, this course explores the meanings and experience of pain in Europe (1600-1800), particularly the growing division between mind and body. We will read sufferers' narratives alongside literature, philosophy, and surgico-medical treatises.


6 credit units of senior-level HIST of which 3 credit units must be 300-level or permission of the department.


Pre-1815; Europe and Great Britain.

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