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Death and dying in the Middle Ages

Author: Edelgard E DuBruck; Barbara I Gusick
Publisher: New York : Peter Lang, ©1999.
Series: Studies in the humanities (New York, N.Y.), v. 45.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Death and Dying in the Middle Ages examines medical facts and communal arrangements, as well as religious and popular beliefs and rituals concerning the end of life in Western societies. It studies literary and artistic imaging and the underlying philosophical and theological convictions that shaped medieval attitudes toward death.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Death and dying in the Middle Ages.
New York : Peter Lang, ©1999
(OCoLC)647083940
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edelgard E DuBruck; Barbara I Gusick
ISBN: 0820441279 9780820441276
OCLC Number: 39182251
Description: xi, 515 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Edelgard E. DuBruck --
pt. 1. Facts, Testimony, and Ritual. The Doctor and Death in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance / Yves Ferroul. The Role of the Beguines in Caring for the Ill, the Dying, and the Dead / Christine Guidera. The Altar of the Holy Cross and the Ideal of Adam's Progeny: "ut paradysiace loca possideat regionis" / Kornelia Imesch --
pt. 2. Christian Eschatology and Thanatology. What Happens to Us When We Die? Bernardino of Siena on 'The Four Last Things' / Franco Mormando. Aquinas's Dilemma about Knowledge After Death / Patrick Quinn. In the Face of Death: Jean Delumeau on Late-Medieval Fears and Hopes / Thomas Worcester. Between Life and Death: the Journey in the Otherworld / Peter M. De Wilde. From the Bosom of Abraham to the Beatific Vision: On Some Medieval Images of the Soul's Journey to Heaven / Anca Bratu-Minott --
pt. 3. Miracles, Conversions, and Transmutations 'sub specie aeternitatis'.
Series Title: Studies in the humanities (New York, N.Y.), v. 45.
Responsibility: edited by Edelgard E. DuBruck and Barbara I. Gusick.

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"Death and Dying in the Middle Ages examines medical facts and communal arrangements, as well as religious and popular beliefs and rituals concerning the end of life in Western societies. It studies literary and artistic imaging and the underlying philosophical and theological convictions that shaped medieval attitudes toward death.

A collection of eighteen articles by contributors in the Western hemisphere, this new compendium on death and its implications will interest the specialist, the student and teacher of cultural history, religion, folklore, psychology, literature, and art, and also the general public."--Jacket.

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