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The Resource Bodily and spiritual hygiene in medieval and early modern literature : explorations of textual presentations of filth and water, edited by Albrecht Classen

Bodily and spiritual hygiene in medieval and early modern literature : explorations of textual presentations of filth and water, edited by Albrecht Classen

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Bodily and spiritual hygiene in medieval and early modern literature : explorations of textual presentations of filth and water
Title
Bodily and spiritual hygiene in medieval and early modern literature
Title remainder
explorations of textual presentations of filth and water
Statement of responsibility
edited by Albrecht Classen
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Subject
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "Modern myths about medieval and early modern hygiene and health continue to dominate our understanding of the pre-modern world. People in the past might have used different approaches to hygiene and pursued well-being perhaps differently than we do today, but they were neither dirty nor sickly. Their societies functioned well because they embraced their own hygiene and had a functioning medical system"--Provided by publisher
  • "While most people today take hygiene and medicine for granted, they both have had their own history. We can gain deep insights into the pre-modern world by studying its health-care system, its approaches to medicine, and concept of hygiene. Already the early Middle Ages witnessed great interest in bathing (hot and cold), swimming, and good personal hygiene. Medical activities grew over time, but even early medieval monks were already great experts in treating the sick. The contributions examine literary, medical, historical texts and images and probe the information we can glean from them. The interdisciplinary approach of this volume makes it possible to view this large field in a complex and diversified manner, taking into account both early medieval and early modern treatises on medicine, water, bathing, and health. Such a cultural-historical perspective creates a most valuable bridge connecting literary and scientific documents under the umbrella of the history of mentality and history of everyday life. The volume does not aim at idealizing the past, but it definitely intends to deconstruct modern myths about the 'dirty' and 'unhealthy' Middle Ages and early modern age"--Provided by publisher
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Dewey number
809.9
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Classen, Albrecht,
Series statement
Fundamentals of medieval and early modern culture,
Series volume
volume 19
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  • Hygiene in literature
  • Hygiene
  • Public health
  • Spirituality
  • Water
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Literature, Medieval
  • Literature, Modern
  • Bathing customs
Label
Bodily and spiritual hygiene in medieval and early modern literature : explorations of textual presentations of filth and water, edited by Albrecht Classen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Caring for the Body and Soul with Water : Guerric of Igny's Fourth Sermon on the Epiphany, Godfrey of Saint-Victor's Fons Philosophiae, and Peter of Celle's Letters
  • James L. Smith
  • Affected yet Untouched : Spatial Barriers and the Neurobehavioral Impact on Lepers Living with Limited Interpersonal Touch in the Middle Ages
  • Erin S. Lynch
  • Elemental Well-Being : Water and Its Attributes in Selected Writings of Hildegard of Bingen and Georgius Agricola
  • Debra L. Stoudt
  • Potiones ad sanandum : Text as Remedy in a Medieval Latin Bestiary
  • Cynthia White
  • Troubled Waters : Bathing and Illicit Relations in Marie de France's "Equitan" and in Flamenca
  • Rosa A. Perez
  • Introduction: Bathing, Health Care, Medicine, and Water in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age
  • The Liquids in Gottfried's Tristan und Isolde : Focus of Nature and Locus of Illness and Healing
  • Christopher R. Clason
  • The Ambiguous Effects of Water and Oil in Middle English Romance : Acknowledged and Ignored
  • Jean E. Jost
  • Lodestone and Litmus Test : Aqueous Presentations of Emotional Experience in Medieval and Renaissance Literature
  • Anne Scott
  • The Sonnet about Women who Marry in Old Age : Filth, Misogyny, and Depravity
  • Fabian Alfie
  • Si Odore Solo Locus Pestilentiosus Fiat : Private Property, Public Health and Environmental Hygiene : Advantages of the English Common Law of Nuisance over the Corpus Juris Civilis
  • Scott L. Taylor
  • Albrecht Classen
  • Mens Sana in Corpore Sanus : Water, Wellness, and Cleanliness in Five Fifteenth-Century Medical Manuals
  • Sarah Gordon
  • Water, Environment, and Dietetic Rules in Bohemian Sources of the Early Modern Times
  • David Tomícek:--
  • The "Dirty Middle Ages" : Bathing and Cleanliness in the Middle Ages, with an Emphasis on Medieval German Courtly Romances, Early Modern Novels, and Art History : Another Myth-Buster
  • Albrecht Classen
  • The Field Surgery Manual Which Became a Medical Commonplace Book : Hans von Gersdorff's Feldtbuch der Wundarzney (1517), translated into Low German
  • Chiara Benat
  • The Role of Therapeutic Bathing in the Sixteenth Century and Its Contemporary Scientific Explanations
  • Thomas G. Benedek
  • Treating the Condition of "Evil" in the Anglo-Saxon Herbals
  • Testing the Waters : Early Modern Studies
  • Thomas Willard
  • Warren Tormey
  • Bald's Leechbook and the Construction of Male Health in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Daniel F. Pigg
  • The Necessitas Naturae and Monastic Hygiene
  • Belle S. Tuten
Control code
ocn980790650
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (624)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110523799
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)980790650
Label
Bodily and spiritual hygiene in medieval and early modern literature : explorations of textual presentations of filth and water, edited by Albrecht Classen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Caring for the Body and Soul with Water : Guerric of Igny's Fourth Sermon on the Epiphany, Godfrey of Saint-Victor's Fons Philosophiae, and Peter of Celle's Letters
  • James L. Smith
  • Affected yet Untouched : Spatial Barriers and the Neurobehavioral Impact on Lepers Living with Limited Interpersonal Touch in the Middle Ages
  • Erin S. Lynch
  • Elemental Well-Being : Water and Its Attributes in Selected Writings of Hildegard of Bingen and Georgius Agricola
  • Debra L. Stoudt
  • Potiones ad sanandum : Text as Remedy in a Medieval Latin Bestiary
  • Cynthia White
  • Troubled Waters : Bathing and Illicit Relations in Marie de France's "Equitan" and in Flamenca
  • Rosa A. Perez
  • Introduction: Bathing, Health Care, Medicine, and Water in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age
  • The Liquids in Gottfried's Tristan und Isolde : Focus of Nature and Locus of Illness and Healing
  • Christopher R. Clason
  • The Ambiguous Effects of Water and Oil in Middle English Romance : Acknowledged and Ignored
  • Jean E. Jost
  • Lodestone and Litmus Test : Aqueous Presentations of Emotional Experience in Medieval and Renaissance Literature
  • Anne Scott
  • The Sonnet about Women who Marry in Old Age : Filth, Misogyny, and Depravity
  • Fabian Alfie
  • Si Odore Solo Locus Pestilentiosus Fiat : Private Property, Public Health and Environmental Hygiene : Advantages of the English Common Law of Nuisance over the Corpus Juris Civilis
  • Scott L. Taylor
  • Albrecht Classen
  • Mens Sana in Corpore Sanus : Water, Wellness, and Cleanliness in Five Fifteenth-Century Medical Manuals
  • Sarah Gordon
  • Water, Environment, and Dietetic Rules in Bohemian Sources of the Early Modern Times
  • David Tomícek:--
  • The "Dirty Middle Ages" : Bathing and Cleanliness in the Middle Ages, with an Emphasis on Medieval German Courtly Romances, Early Modern Novels, and Art History : Another Myth-Buster
  • Albrecht Classen
  • The Field Surgery Manual Which Became a Medical Commonplace Book : Hans von Gersdorff's Feldtbuch der Wundarzney (1517), translated into Low German
  • Chiara Benat
  • The Role of Therapeutic Bathing in the Sixteenth Century and Its Contemporary Scientific Explanations
  • Thomas G. Benedek
  • Treating the Condition of "Evil" in the Anglo-Saxon Herbals
  • Testing the Waters : Early Modern Studies
  • Thomas Willard
  • Warren Tormey
  • Bald's Leechbook and the Construction of Male Health in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Daniel F. Pigg
  • The Necessitas Naturae and Monastic Hygiene
  • Belle S. Tuten
Control code
ocn980790650
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (624)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110523799
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)980790650

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