Browse Collections (5 total)

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Hot and Dry: Images of Humoral Male Bodies

This collection contains images of male bodies represented in terms of their relationship to the four elemental humors or their corresponding…

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Zodiac Man

A collection of images depicting male bodies in relation to the astrological zodiac - yet another expression of the notion of "Man as Microcosm."…

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Male Anatomical Figures

A collection of medical and anatomical representations of male bodies from between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries

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Seventeenth-Century Trial Records Concerning Male Impotence

This collection contains scanned and transcribed court records taken from the ecclesiastical court the Officialité of Paris. In the seventeenth…

Contributors: Archives Nationales de Paris

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Man as Microcosm

Early modern texts often discussed the male body as the default human body. In written sources, premodern writers often referred to “men” or the "body…

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