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Studying History, With Feeling

Erich Lessing, Art Resource

Jesus touches a blind man's eye in a mosaic in the Basilica of Sant' Apollinare Nuovo in Ravenna, Italy.
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Given how much of human experience involves touch and feel, it's odd that those senses have been overlooked by most historians. As Constance Classen writes in The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch, published last month by the University of...

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