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Barbara Stentz

contemporary political tensions and tell the story of the shifting seats of power and wealth. At the same time, the stomach embodied collective fears (conspiracy theories, the fear of degeneracy or invasion, etc.) according to codes of representation which, although traditional, were partly renewed by the assimilation and exploitation of theories derived from medical knowledge and from the new pedagogical approaches to the body. Notes  1 A. de Baecque, art. ‘Body’, in M. Delon (ed.), Encylopedia of the  Enlightenment (Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2001), p. 184.  2 See

in Bellies, bowels and entrails in the eighteenth century