Hospitals and Healing from Antiquity to the Later Middle Ages

1st Edition

Peregrine Horden

Routledge
Published April 15, 2019
Reference - 352 Pages
ISBN 9780367187019 - CAT# K416844
Series: Variorum Collected Studies

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Summary

The first part of this collection brings together a selection of Peregrine Horden's papers on the history of hospitals and related institutions of welfare provision from their origins in Late Antiquity to their medieval flourishing in Byzantium and the Islamic lands as well as in western Europe. The hospital is seen in a variety of original contexts, from demography and family history to the history of music and the liturgy. The second part turns to the history of healing and medicine, outside the hospital as well as within it. These studies cover a period from Hippocratic times to the Renaissance, but with a particular focus on the Mediterranean region - Byzantine, Middle Eastern and Western - in the Middle Ages.

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