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Medicine and religion, c. 1300 : the case of Arnau de Vilanova

Author: Joseph Ziegler
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Series: Oxford historical monographs.
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In this study of the cultural role of medicine among learned people around 1300, the author argues that fusion rather than disjunction characterised the relationship between medicine and religion.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Named Person: Arnaldus, de Villanova; Arnaldus, de Villanova; Arnaldus, de Villanova; Arnaud de Villeneuve
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Ziegler
ISBN: 9780198207269 0198207263
OCLC Number: 39534532
Description: vii, 342 pages : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. The Language of the Physicians who Produce Spiritual Texts --
3. Medicine as a Vehicle for Religious Speculation --
4. Medicine for the Preachers --
5. Medicine and Religion: Between Competition and Cooperation --
6. Conclusions --
App. I. Medical Analogies in Giovanni da San Gimignano, Summa de exemplis et rerum similitudinibus locuplentissima (Antwerp, 1583) --
App. II. Medical Analogies in Pierre Bersuire, Reductorium morale super totam bibliam (Venice, 1583) --
App. III. A Sermon for Students of Medicine / Humbert de Romans.
Series Title: Oxford historical monographs.
Responsibility: Joseph Ziegler.
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