Religion and Medicine in the Middle Ages

Peter Biller (Editor), Joseph Ziegler (Editor)

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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.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBoydell and Brewer Ltd
Number of pages253
ISBN (Electronic)9781846151415
ISBN (Print)9781903153079
StatePublished - 2001

Publication series

NameYork Studies in Medieval Theology


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