Religion and Medicine in the Middle Ages (York Studies in Medieval Theology)
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Religion and Medicine in the Middle Ages

York Studies in Medieval Theology

By Peter Biller (Edited by), Joseph Ziegler (Edited by)

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Format: Hardback, 271 pages
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Published In: United Kingdom, 16 August 2001
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. The contributors include: Joseph Ziegler, Peregrine Horden, Kathryn Taglia, Jessalyn Bird, Peter Biller, Danielle Jacquart, Michael Mcvaugh, Maaike Van Der Lugt, William Courtenay, and Vivian Nutton.

Table of Contents

Religion and Medicine in the Middle Ages PETER BILLER and 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 Abbreviations Editors' Note. Contributors Introduction 1. Religion and Medicine in the Middle Ages Peter Biller and Joseph Ziegler The 1999 York Quodlibet Lecture 2. God, Galen and the Depaganization of Ancient Medicine Vivian Nutton Religion and Medicine in the Middle Ages 3. Moses, Galen and Jacques Despars: Religious Orthodoxy as a Path to Unorthodox Medical Views Danielle Jacquart 4. Moments of Inflection: The Careers of Arnau de Vilanova Michael R. McVaugh 5. Curers of Body and Soul: Medical Doctors as Theologians William J. Courtenay 6. Delivering a Christian Identity: Midwives in Northern French Synodal Legislation, c. 1200-1500 Kathryn Taglia 7. Medicine for Body and Soul: Jacques de Vitry's Sermons to Hospitallers and their Patients Jessalynn Bird 8. Texts on Hospitals: Translation of Jacques de Vitry, Historia Occidentalis 29, and Edition of Jacques de Vitry's Sermons to Hospitallers Jessalynn Bird 9 Religion as Medicine: Music in Medieval Hospitals Peregrine Horden 10 Medicine and Heresy Peter Biller 11 The Incubus in Scholastic Debate: Medicine, Theology and Popular Belief Maaike van der Lugt 12 Medicine and Immortality in Terrestrial Paradise Joseph Ziegler Index

EAN: 9781903153079
ISBN: 1903153077
Publisher: York Medieval Press
Dimensions: 24.03 x 16.28 x 2.24 centimeters (0.56 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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