Honors Professor Joe Byrne’s “Health and Wellness in Daily Life during the Renaissance and Enlightenment” was published by Greenwood Press in July. It is the third volume to appear in a seven-volume set for which Byrne serves as the series editor. Each volume covers a wide range of topics, including medicine, drugs, childhood, war, occupational hazards, and Byrne’s work does this for Europe, the Islamic world, West Africa and the Caribbean diaspora, China and Mexico over the period 1500 to 1800. After publishing five books on medical history, Byrne is currently on sabbatical writing the two-volume “Encyclopedia of Daily Life during the Italian Renaissance” under contract with Greenwood Press.
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