The Early Modern Commons

Anita Guerrini

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Sup on a Syllabub

29 December 2016

I cannot resist this post from the National Library of Medicine’s excellent blog, Circulating Now. Circulating Now By Anne Rothfeld Les Mangeurs de Glaces, 1825NLM #A021418...

The Corpse Walk: Paris, 166

16 September 2016

[This is excerpted from the talk I gave at the New York Academy of Medicine on 13 September 2016, which was itself excerpted from my book The Courtiers’ Anatomists] Under cover...

Vesalius and the beheaded man

26 August 2016

On the 12th of May, 1543, Jakob Karrer von Getweiler was executed in Basel, Switzerland.  Reports say he was beheaded, although hanging was a more usual mode of execution. ...

The Witches

17 May 2016

This review appears in The Public Historian, vol. 38, no. 2 (May 2016), pp. 98-99 The Witches: Salem 1692 by Stacy Schiff. New York, Boston and London: Little, Brown and Company,...