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Discerning spirits : divine and demonic possession in the Middle Ages

Author: Nancy Caciola
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 2006.
Series: Conjunctions of religion & power in the medieval past.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st Cornell paperbacks ed.]View all editions and formats
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Analyzes a broad array of sources--from saints' lives to medical treatises, exorcists' manuals to miracle accounts--to find that observers came to rely on the discernment of bodies rather than  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Caciola
ISBN: 9780801473340 0801473349
OCLC Number: 150364841
Description: xvi, 327 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Possessed behaviors --
Ciphers --
Fallen women and fallen angels --
Breath, heart, bowels --
Exorcizing demonic disorder --
Testing spirits in the effeminate age.
Series Title: Conjunctions of religion & power in the medieval past.
Responsibility: Nancy Caciola.

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"In thirteenth- and fourteenth-century Europe, theologians and preachers could not decide how to interpret the behavior of certain inspired women who experienced trances and ecstatic states: were Read more...

 
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