The focus of this blog is a single book: Helkiah Crooke's anatomy manual Mikrokosmographia: A Description of the Body of Man, first published in London in 1615.
The purpose of this focus is threefold:
1. To establish and explore the significance of the book
2. To develop a modernized version of its text for greater reader accessibility
3. To initiate discussion on a variety of aspects regarding its contents
Basically, I'm in love with this book. There's a lot going on in and around it. I need a place to record and organize my exploration of it, and I also want to get others interested and involved.
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4 November 2016
The woodcut images that illustrate Mikrokosmographia were commissioned for the impressive folio anatomy manual, and I have blogged previously about their most notable subsequent use,...
6 September 2016
Helkiah Crooke is best remembered for his anatomy book, Mikrokosmographia, which was first printed in 1615. However, he had an earlier foray into authorship when he wrote the prefatory...
18 August 2016
As it turns out, I was lucky enough to be awarded a University of Iowa Graduate College T. Anne Cleary International Dissertation Research Award, which enabled me to take a two-and-a-half...
15 March 2016
I have been looking up copies of Mikrokosmographia located in London and Oxbridge in preparation to apply for funding to enable a dissertation research trip late this summer/early fall....