Power and Knowledge: Astrology, Physiognomics, and Medicine under the Roman Empire (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism) [Paperback]

By: Tamsyn Barton (Author)

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"Power and Knowledge" charts a history of three ancient "scientiae" in the Roman Empire--astrology, medical prognosis, and physiognomy (the art of discerning character or destiny from a person's physique). Drawing on contemporary approaches in social theory and the philosophy of science, Tamsyn Barton argues that the ancient sciences are best understood in terms of rhetoric, as their practitioners are involved in sociopolitical struggles and their disciplines are rooted in Greco-Roman cultural norms and practices.

Title: Power and Knowledge: Astrology, Physiognomics, and Medicine under the Roman Empire (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism) [Paperback]

Author Name: Tamsyn Barton (Author)

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Publisher: USA, University of Michigan Press: 2002

ISBN Number: 0472088521

ISBN Number 13: 9780472088522

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

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Description: Very good condition. Minor shelf wear, no writing. Tamsyn Barton (Author) Power and Knowledge: Astrology, Physiognomics, and Medicine under the Roman Empire (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism) [Paperback] University of Michigan Press Product Details Paperback: 272 pages Publisher: University of Michigan Press (December 20, 2002) Language: English ISBN-10: 0472088521 ISBN-13: 978-0472088522

Keywords: Tamsyn Barton (Author) Power and Knowledge: Astrology, Physiognomics, and Medicine under the Roman Empire (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism) [Paperback] University of Michigan Press