Religion and Medicine in the Middle Ages
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271 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Series: York Studies in Medieval Theology

Imprint: York Medieval Press

Religion and Medicine in the Middle Ages

Edited by Peter Biller and Joseph Ziegler

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Medicine and religion were intertwined in the middle ages; here are studies of specific instances.
The sheer extent of crossover - medics as religious men, religious men as medics, medical language at the service of preaching and moral-theological language deployed in medical writings - is the driving force behind these studies. The book reflects the extraordinary advances which 'pure' history of medicine has made in the last twenty years: there is medicine at the levels of midwife and village practitioner, the sweep of the learned Greek and Latin tradition of over a millennium; there is control of midwifery by the priest, therapy through liturgy, medicine as an expression of religious life for heretics, medicine invading theologians' discussion of earthly paradise; and so on.
Professor PETER BILLER is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of York; Dr JOSEPH ZIEGLER teaches in the Department of History at the University of Haifa.Contributors JOSEPH ZIEGLER, PEREGRINE HORDEN, KATHRYNTAGLIA, JESSALYN BIRD, PETER BILLER, DANIELLE JACQUART, MICHAEL McVAUGH, MAAIKE VAN DER LUGT, WILLIAM COURTENAY, VIVIAN NUTTON.
Religion and Medicine in the Middle Ages (with Joseph Ziegler) - Peter Biller
Religion and Medicine in the Middle Ages (with Peter Biller) - Joseph Ziegler
God, Galen and the Depaganization of Ancient Medicine - Vivian Nutton
Moses, Galen and Jacques Despars: Religious Orthodoxy as a Path to Unorthodox Religious Views - Danielle Jacquart
Moments of Inflection: The Careers of Arnau de Vilanova - Michael R McVaugh
Curers of Body and Soul: Medical Doctors as Theologians - William J Courtenay
Delivering an Identity: Midwives in Northern French Synodal Legislation, c.1200-1500 - Kathryn Taglia
Medicine for Body and Soul: Jacques de Vitry's Sermons to Hospitallers and their Patients - Jessalynn Bird
Texts on Hospitals: Translation of Jacques de Vitry, Historia Occidentalis 29, and Edition of Jacques de Vitry's Sermons to Hospitallersto Hospitallers - Jessalynn Bird
Religion as Medicine: Music in Medieval Hospitals -
Medicine and Heresy - Peter Biller
The Incubus in Scholastic Debate: Medicine, Theology and Popular Belief - Maaike van der Lugt
Medicine and Immortality in Terrestrial Paradise - Joseph Ziegler

Peter Biller is Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at the University of York.

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9781903153079

August 2001

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Title Details

271 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Series: York Studies in Medieval Theology

Imprint: York Medieval Press