Flipboard: The Medieval Period: 9 Brutal Stories That Describe How Crazy It Was

The European and English theaters of anatomy where medical dissections were performed, usually on the bodies of executed criminals, were potentially a regular source for corpses destined for processing and maketing as mummy.  In fact, the 16th century understanding of the word anatomy includes “mummy,” creating a semantic link between the act of dissection, preserved bodies, and corpse drugs.  The recommendation of the eminent physician Antonio Brasavola (1500-1555) “When an executed criminal is dissected some of his fat should be preserved for pharmacological purposes-posits the corporeal leftovers of a brutal judiciaty system, and the scientific curiosity it service, as highly suitable material for the production of corpse remedies.  Certainly, Ben Jonsons satire on medicine recognizes the anatomists as traders in human fat when Volpone identifies “some quantity of human fat….which we buy of the anatomists” as a secret ingredient in the “Oglio del Scoto.” Executions of large numbers of people ensured a ready supply of Crolls ideal corpse: one that had met a sudden violent death.

There is little to suggest that citizens were executed for the medical corpse market; rather, it seems more likely that the market capitalized on a system that provided a convenient source of bodily matter.  Jonsons cynical portrayal of the mountebank, Volpone, and his bottled cure-all elixir critiques the exploitative nature of this market, and the theater provided a public forum for writers such as Jonson to articulate opinions of this kind.  His satire plays to an audience who would have been all too aware of the possible fate of the executed bodies of their fellow citizens; there were frequently fights over corpses at the execution site between the hangman, friends and families of the executed, and representatives of physicians.

http://www.KickedOutofHeaven.com

Kicked Out of Heaven  Vol. I, II & III
The Untold History of The White Races cir. 700 – 1700 a.d. for $100

All 3 Volumes Here for $100: https://tinyurl.com/y4w5gg8v

Kicked Out Of Heaven  Vol. I, II & III: The Untold History of The White Races; cir. 700-1700 a.d. is a 3 volume series that details everything about European society and mentality. In the first volume you will find astounding facts about Natural Disasters that had 100 pound hail stones. There was rampant sex in The Streets. There are many details of the Torture Chamber. In the 2nd volume there are close descriptions on the generational effects of alcoholism, lead poisoning and LSD. This is before a 250 page section on 300-400 years of consistent plagues like 2020’s Coronavirus. After the Plague you will encounter a lot of Magic Mirrors and explanations of Crystal balls. There are also actual court transcripts of real serial killers, witches, werewolves and their punishments. You will find a picture of the first contract written for a Sol with signatures from many Devils.  In the 3rd volume you will meet the Castrati, who were boys castrated to sing in the Catholic Church.  You will encounter the relics of Holy Blood & Organs.  There are stories of Saints that levitate and pictures of The Incorruptible Saints, those who didn’t compose after death.  All of the Modern Religious holidays are explained as well. 

There are over 1000 pictures in this 3 volume series and is available for you today for $100 here:

Www.KickedOutofHeaven.com

Flipboard: The Medieval Period: 9 Brutal Stories That Describe How Crazy It Was. https://flipboard.com/@thecollector/the-medieval-period-9-brutal-stories-that-describe-how-crazy-it-was-hvfhjqspij8mnl9f