June 10, 2020

Ep.6 - Mary Fissell - The Strange History Of Aristotle's Masterpiece

Something Borrowed, Something Blue: The Strange History of Aristotle's Masterpiece, by Prof. Mary Fissell.


Aristotle's Masterpiece is neither a masterpiece nor by Aristotle. It was the best-selling popular book about reproduction from its first publication in 1684 all the way into the 1930s. It offers us a rare window into plebeian sexuality, popular medical books, and reading practices.

Speaker: Professor Mary Fissell (The Johns Hopkins University)


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