Barbara S. Bowers, Linda Migl Keyser
Published July 20, 2016
Reference - 314 Pages
ISBN 9781472449627 - CAT# Y253272
Series: AVISTA Studies in the History of Medieval Technology, Science and Art
Preface / Introduction: The mandatory matters of sickness and healing in the Middle Ages, Jones / Part I Secular and Religious Texts: Sacred and secular wrath in medieval English sources, Langum / Writing about medicine per viam experimenti: Valesco de Taranta (fl. 1382-1426) and the presentation of empirical medical knowledge in the later Middle Ages, York / Plague in Bede’s prose Life of Cuthbert, Ziegler / Doctors and preachers against the plague: attitudes toward disease in late medieval plague tracts and plague sermons, Gecser / Describing death and resurrection: medicine and the humors in two late medieval miracles, Craig / Getting enough to eat: famine as a neglected medieval health issue, McCleery / Part II Sacred and Secular Objects and Sites: Early medieval crystal amulets: secular instruments of protection and healing, Kornbluth / Loadstones are a girl’s best friend: lapidary cures, midwives, and manuals of popular healing in medieval and early modern England, Harris / Performative thaumaturgy: the state of research on curative and spiritual interaction at medieval pilgrimage shrines, Bugslag / 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., Lewis / Index.