Piero Camporesi is one of the most original and exciting cultural historians in Europe today. In this remarkable book he examines the imaginative world of poor and ordinary people in pre-industrial Europe, exploring their everyday preoccupations, fears and fantasies. Camporesi develops the startling claim that many people in early modern Europe lived in a state of almost permanent hallucination, drugged by their hunger or by bread adulterated with hallucinogenic herbs. The use of opiate products, administered even to children and infants, was widespread and was linked to a popular mythology in which herbalists and exorcists were important cultural figures. Through a careful reconstruction of the everyday imaginative life of peasants, beggars and the poor, Camporesi presents a vivid and disconcerting image of early modern Europe as a vast laboratory of dreams. The book should be of interest to university students and academics in medieval and early modern European history, literature, sociology and anthropology; and general readers interested in life in pre-industrial Europe.
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Descrizione libro Polity Press, 1989. Condizione libro: Good. 0th Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP36392437
Descrizione libro Polity Press, Cambridge, 1989. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine Dust Jacket. First Edition. 8vo. All books in fine collectible condition unless otherwise noted. Orders are professionally packed and shipped promptly. M8. Codice libro della libreria 50844
Descrizione libro Polity Press, Cambridge, 1989. Hard Cover. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Octavo, 212pp. Slight browing at top edge, minimal wear. A scarcely used copy, near-fine in like dustwrapper and removable clear protective wrap. Codice libro della libreria 40757
Descrizione libro Polity Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. 0745603491 , EX LIBRARY COPY - USUAL STAMPS. Codice libro della libreria CCC0000565
Descrizione libro Polity Press, Cambridge, 1989. Cloth. Condizione libro: Near Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. David Gentilcore Translator (illustratore). First English Edition. Translated from the Italian. Bound in brown cloth with gilt title on the spine, this volume is in near fine condition, with very clean text pages and cover. Illustrated paper jacket in good condition with slight wear along top & bottom edges. 212 pages. All proceeds from the sale of this item go to Amnesty International. Size: 9 1/4" x 6". Codice libro della libreria 903985