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Medicine and the seven deadly sins in late medieval literature and culture

Author: Virginia Langum
Publisher: [New York] : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016] ©2016
Series: New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book considers how scientists, theologians, priests, and poets approached the relationship of the human body and ethics in the later Middle Ages. Is medicine merely a metaphor for sin? Or can certain kinds of bodies physiologically dispose people to be angry, sad, or greedy? If so, then is it their fault? Virginia Langum offers an account of the medical imagery used to describe feelings and actions in religious  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Langum
ISBN: 9781137465580 1137465581 9781349690862 1349690864
OCLC Number: 961326795
Description: viii, 236 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments; Contents; Chapter 1: Introduction; Concepts and Terms; Medieval; Medicine; The Seven Deadly Sins; Literature and Culture; Outline; Notes; Chapter 2: Medicine, Sin, and Language; Medicine as Metaphor; Medicine as Metonymy; Medicine as Material; Metaphor as Medicine; Notes; Chapter 3: Pride; Metaphorical Pride; Metonymic Pride; Material Pride; Notes; Chapter 4: Envy; Metaphorical Envy; Metonymic Envy; Material Envy; Notes; Chapter 5: Wrath; Metaphorical Wrath; Metonymic Wrath; Material Wrath; Notes; Chapter 6: Avarice; Metaphorical Avarice; Metonymic Avarice; Material Avarice NotesChapter 7: Sloth; Metaphorical Sloth; Metonymic Sloth; Material Sloth; Notes; Chapter 8: Gluttony; Metaphorical Gluttony; Metonymic Gluttony; Material Gluttony; Notes; Chapter 9: Lechery; Metaphorical Lechery; Metonymic Lechery; Material Lechery; Notes; Chapter 10: Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: New Middle Ages (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Responsibility: Virginia Langum.

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Virginia Langum offers anaccount of the medical imagery used to describe feelings and actions inreligious and literary contexts, referencing a variety of behavioraldiscussions within medical contexts.

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