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The Resource The sacred and the secular in medieval healing : sites, objects, and texts, edited by Barbara S. Bowers, AVISTA: Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Science and Art, Linda Migl Keyser, Medica: The Society for the Study of Healing in the Middle Ages

The sacred and the secular in medieval healing : sites, objects, and texts, edited by Barbara S. Bowers, AVISTA: Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Science and Art, Linda Migl Keyser, Medica: The Society for the Study of Healing in the Middle Ages

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The sacred and the secular in medieval healing : sites, objects, and texts
Title
The sacred and the secular in medieval healing
Title remainder
sites, objects, and texts
Statement of responsibility
edited by Barbara S. Bowers, AVISTA: Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Science and Art, Linda Migl Keyser, Medica: The Society for the Study of Healing in the Middle Ages
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Language
eng
Summary
"This volume challenges and redefines the traditional distinction made between the sacred and the secular in medieval healing, medical practice, and theory as evidenced in the historic, text record, and by material culture (sites and objects). The studies here are interdisciplinary and are grouped into two parts. The first focuses on secular and religious texts, demonstrating how the language of sacred and secular healing blurs and merges in both Latin and vernacular textual traditions. Chapters critically examine how medieval English literature draws directly from medical discourse when representing the physical and moral consequences of wrath; the reasons why empirical experience in medical education is central to the writings of Valesco de Tarenta; the narrative significance of Bede?s representation of plague in his eighth-century prose Life of Cuthbert; and the implications of distinctions between late medieval religious sermons and secular discourse on plague. Authors also discuss how secular medicine and religious faith intersect in two, recorded, late medieval English miracles and present the largely unexplored impact of access to food on people?s everyday health. The second part investigates how the concepts of the sacred and the secular are seen in material culture. Chapters explore how the practice of lapidary medicine by early practitioners and midwives used the protective and healing properties ascribed to gemstone amulets, eagle-stones, and lodestones. At pilgrimage sites, the dynamic nature of cure and spiritual interaction is evidenced in art and artifact. One type of object, pilgrim badges from English sites, is used to explore statistically the wider social context of faith and healing."--Provided by publisher
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Dewey number
610.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Bowers, Barbara S.,
  • Keyser, Linda Migl,
Series statement
AVISTA studies in the history of medieval technology, science and art
Series volume
volume 10
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  • Medicine, Medieval
  • Medicine
  • Medicine and the world
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The sacred and the secular in medieval healing : sites, objects, and texts, edited by Barbara S. Bowers, AVISTA: Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Science and Art, Linda Migl Keyser, Medica: The Society for the Study of Healing in the Middle Ages
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of Color Plates; Notes on Contributors; Preface; Introduction: The Mandatory Matters of Sickness and Healing in the Middle Ages; PART I SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS TEXTS; 1 Sacred and Secular Wrath in Medieval English Sources; 2 Writing about Medicine per viam experimenti: Valesco de Taranta (fl. 1382-1426) and the Presentation of Empirical Medical Knowledge in the Later Middle Ages; 3 Plague in Bede's Prose Life of Cuthbert; 4 Doctors and Preachers against the Plague: Attitudes toward Disease in Late Medieval Plague Tracts and Plague Sermons
  • 5 Describing Death and Resurrection: Medicine and the Humors in Two Late Medieval Miracles6 Getting Enough to Eat: Famine as a Neglected Medieval Health Issue; PART II SACRED AND SECULAR OBJECTS AND SITES; 7 Early Medieval Crystal Amulets: Secular Instruments of Protection and Healing; 8 Loadstones are a Girl's Best Friend: Lapidary Cures, Midwives, and Manuals of Popular Healing in Medieval and Early Modern England; 9 Performative Thaumaturgy: The State of Research on Curative and Spiritual Interaction at Medieval Pilgrimage Shrines
  • 10 Life (and After-Life) Insurance in the Medieval Period: Insights Offered by the Distribution of Pilgrim Badges Recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme in England Geoff Egan, in Memoriam; Index; Plates
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ocn993588769
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315085296
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
9781472449627
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993588769
Label
The sacred and the secular in medieval healing : sites, objects, and texts, edited by Barbara S. Bowers, AVISTA: Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Science and Art, Linda Migl Keyser, Medica: The Society for the Study of Healing in the Middle Ages
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of Color Plates; Notes on Contributors; Preface; Introduction: The Mandatory Matters of Sickness and Healing in the Middle Ages; PART I SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS TEXTS; 1 Sacred and Secular Wrath in Medieval English Sources; 2 Writing about Medicine per viam experimenti: Valesco de Taranta (fl. 1382-1426) and the Presentation of Empirical Medical Knowledge in the Later Middle Ages; 3 Plague in Bede's Prose Life of Cuthbert; 4 Doctors and Preachers against the Plague: Attitudes toward Disease in Late Medieval Plague Tracts and Plague Sermons
  • 5 Describing Death and Resurrection: Medicine and the Humors in Two Late Medieval Miracles6 Getting Enough to Eat: Famine as a Neglected Medieval Health Issue; PART II SACRED AND SECULAR OBJECTS AND SITES; 7 Early Medieval Crystal Amulets: Secular Instruments of Protection and Healing; 8 Loadstones are a Girl's Best Friend: Lapidary Cures, Midwives, and Manuals of Popular Healing in Medieval and Early Modern England; 9 Performative Thaumaturgy: The State of Research on Curative and Spiritual Interaction at Medieval Pilgrimage Shrines
  • 10 Life (and After-Life) Insurance in the Medieval Period: Insights Offered by the Distribution of Pilgrim Badges Recorded by the Portable Antiquities Scheme in England Geoff Egan, in Memoriam; Index; Plates
Control code
ocn993588769
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781315085296
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other control number
9781472449627
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993588769

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