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The Resource Doctors, folk medicine and the Inquisition : the repression of magical healing in Portugal during the Enlightenment, by Timothy D. Walker, (electronic resource)

Doctors, folk medicine and the Inquisition : the repression of magical healing in Portugal during the Enlightenment, by Timothy D. Walker, (electronic resource)

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Doctors, folk medicine and the Inquisition : the repression of magical healing in Portugal during the Enlightenment
Title
Doctors, folk medicine and the Inquisition
Title remainder
the repression of magical healing in Portugal during the Enlightenment
Statement of responsibility
by Timothy D. Walker
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Inquisition trials for sorcery and witchcraft in Portugal reached a late crescendo (1715 to 1755). This study of those events focuses on the Inquisition's role in prosecuting and discrediting popular healers (called saludadores or curandeiros), who were charged with practicing magical crimes. Significantly, these trials coincide with the entrance of university-trained physicians and surgeons into the paid ranks of the Portuguese Inquisition in unprecedented numbers. State-licensed medical practitioners, motivated by professional competition combined with a desire to promote rationalized 'scientific' medicine, used their positions within the Holy Office to initiate trials against purveyors of superstitious folk remedies. The repression of folk healing reveals a conflict between learned medical culture and popular healing culture in Enlightenment-era Portugal. In this rare instance, the Inquisition functioned as an instrument of progressive social change."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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digitized
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1963-
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Walker, Timothy Dale
Dewey number
615.8/8/09469
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The medieval and early modern Iberian world,
Series volume
v. 23
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  • Inquisition
  • Medicine, Magic, mystic, and spagiric
  • Witchcraft
  • Enlightenment
  • Portugal
Label
Doctors, folk medicine and the Inquisition : the repression of magical healing in Portugal during the Enlightenment, by Timothy D. Walker, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-420) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. I. Social, political and institutional context -- Ch. 1. Introduction and overview -- Ch. 2. The role of the curandeiro and saludador in early modern Portuguese society -- Ch. 3. Englightenment influences : the movement toward medical reform in eighteenth-century Portugal -- Ch. 4. Monarch and inquisitor general : two personalities who shaped the holy office campaign against popular healers -- Ch. 5. Interconnections : the influence of licensed physicians and surgeons in the inquisition and at court during the reign of Dom Joao V -- pt. II. The repression of magical healing -- Ch. 6. A deliberate policy of oppression : Portuguese inquisition trials against popular healers for magical crimes, circa 1690-1780 -- Ch. 7. Case studies : prosecutions of curandeiros and saludadores in seventeenth- and eighteenth- century Portugal -- Ch. 8. Punishing magical criminals : mild customs (Brandos Costumes) and social control -- Ch. 9. Demographics and geographic mobility of popular healers prosecuted by the Portuguese inquisition, 1682-1802 -- Ch. 10. Conclusions
Control code
ocn191930864
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 433 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429452960
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786610867998
Other physical details
1 map, illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191930864
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Doctors, folk medicine and the Inquisition : the repression of magical healing in Portugal during the Enlightenment, by Timothy D. Walker, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 405-420) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. I. Social, political and institutional context -- Ch. 1. Introduction and overview -- Ch. 2. The role of the curandeiro and saludador in early modern Portuguese society -- Ch. 3. Englightenment influences : the movement toward medical reform in eighteenth-century Portugal -- Ch. 4. Monarch and inquisitor general : two personalities who shaped the holy office campaign against popular healers -- Ch. 5. Interconnections : the influence of licensed physicians and surgeons in the inquisition and at court during the reign of Dom Joao V -- pt. II. The repression of magical healing -- Ch. 6. A deliberate policy of oppression : Portuguese inquisition trials against popular healers for magical crimes, circa 1690-1780 -- Ch. 7. Case studies : prosecutions of curandeiros and saludadores in seventeenth- and eighteenth- century Portugal -- Ch. 8. Punishing magical criminals : mild customs (Brandos Costumes) and social control -- Ch. 9. Demographics and geographic mobility of popular healers prosecuted by the Portuguese inquisition, 1682-1802 -- Ch. 10. Conclusions
Control code
ocn191930864
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 433 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429452960
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786610867998
Other physical details
1 map, illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)191930864
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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