Bibliography (I)

Suggested secondary reading on hands:


Lea Dovev, ‘“On the Hand from Within”: Palms, Selfhood and Generation in Leonardo’s AnatomicalProject’,Leonardo,43.1(2010),63-69

Helen Williams, ‘Sterne’s Manicules: Hands, Handwriting and Authorial Property in Tristram Shandy’, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies,36.2 (2013)

Jonathan Goldberg, Writing Matter: From the Hands of the English Renaissance(Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1990)

Katherine Rowe, Dead Hands: Fictions of Agency, Renaissance to Modern(Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1999)

Sōtarō Kita (ed.), Pointing: Where Language, Culture, and Cognition Meet(London: Erlbaum, 2003);

Jonathan Goldberg, Shakespeare’s Hand(Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2003);

Raymond Tallis, The Hand: A Philosophical Inquiry into Human Being(Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2003);

Raymond Tallis, Michelangelo’s Finger: An Exploration of Everyday Transcendence (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010);

Angus Trumble, The Finger: A Handbook(New York: Farrar, 2010)

Christian Jacob, éd., Lieux de savoir, t. II, Les mains de l’intellect,Paris, Albin Michel. 2011.

Table of contents:

Lissa Roberts, Simon Schaffer and Peter Dear (eds.), The Mindful Hand: Inquiry and Invention from the Late Renaissance to Early Industrialisation, Amsterdam: Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, 2007 Book available in pdf at this link:

Pamela H. Smith Amy Meyers and Harold J. Cook (ed.), Ways of Making and Knowing: The Material Culture of Empirical Knowledge, Bard Graduate Center/University of Michigan Press, 2014.

Pamela H. Smith and Benjamin Schmidt (ed.), Making Knowledge in Early Modern Europe: Practices, Objects, and Texts, 1400-1800

Andrea Carlino, Books of the body: anatomical ritual and Renaissance learning, trans. John Tedeschi and Anne C Tedeschi, Chicago and London, The University of Chicago Press, 1999

Christelle Rabier, « Dissection : savoir du corps, savoir sur le corps », L’Europe des sciences et des techniques. Un dialogue des savoirs, XVe-XVIIIe siècle, Liliane Hilaire-Pérez, Fabien Simon, Marie Thébaud-Sorger, éd. Rennes, PuR, 2016, p. 87-93.

(see also The Palgrave Handbook for the History of Surgery,ed. Thomas Schlich, London, Palgrave Macmillan, edited by Thomas Schlich, 2017)

Pamela Smith’s work may be of particular interest:

especially the related program