Passions and Tempers: A History of the Humours

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Price
$16.99  $15.80
Publisher
Ecco Press
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.38 X 7.96 X 0.97 inches | 0.68 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060731175
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About the Author

Noga Arikha was raised in Paris and received her doctorate in history at London's Warburg Institute. She was a fellow at the Italian Academy for Advanced Studies at Columbia University, and has taught at Bard College and the Bard Graduate Center. She lives in New York City.

Reviews

"Fascinating...[Passions and Tempers] challenges us to consider the value, and the meaning, of a discredited theory."--Salon.com
"To Arikha's immense credit, she provides a thoroughly documented account..."--New York Times Book Review
"Passions and Tempers may excite the passions and tempers...as a good work of intellectual history should."--Washington Post
"...this persistent [humoural] theory...has much to teach us..."--New York Sun
"...a stimulating work that shows the Western mind nobly grappling with the inscrutable nature of the human body."--Publishers Weekly
"...a fine job..."--New York Times Book Review