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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara S Bowers; Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Science and Art.
ISBN: 075465110X 9780754651109
OCLC Number: 938161292
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 258 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Contents: Preface, Barbara S. Bowers. Part I On Doing Medieval Medical Research: Research procedures in evaluating medieval medicine, John M. Riddle; The archives and library of the Sacre Infermeria, Malta, Theresa M. Vann; Historical research developments on leprosy in France and in Western Europe, Bruno Tabuteau. Part II Physical Evidence: Archaeology and Architecture Technology: Excavations at St Mary Spital: burial of the 'sick poore' of medieval London, the evidence of illness and hospital treatment, William White; Material culture of care for the sick: some excavated evidence from English medieval hospitals and other sites, Geoff Egan; The hospital of Notre-Dame des Fontenilles at Tonnerre: medicine as Misericordia, Lynn T. Courtenay; Function and epidemiology in Filarete's Ospedale Maggiore, Renzo Baldasso. Part III New Approaches to Written Sources: Religion and discipline in the hospitals of 13th-century France, James W. Brodman; A non-natural environment: medicine without doctors and the medieval European hospital, Peregrine Horden; Byzantine hospital manuals (iatrosophia) as a source for the study of therapeutics, Alain Touwaide; Medieval monastic customaries on minuti and infirmi, M.K.K. Yearl; Challenging the 'eye of newt' image of medieval medicine, Anne Van Arsdall. Part IV The Monastic Connection: De domo sancti lazari milites leprosi: knighthood and leprosy in the Holy Land, RafaA"l Hyacinthe; The infirmaries of the Order of the Temple in the medieval kingdom of Jerusalem, Piers D. Mitchell; The Benedictine rule and the care of the sick: the plan of St Gall and Anglo-Saxon England, Maria A. D'Aronco. Index.
Series Title: AVISTA studies in the history of medieval technology, science and art, 3.
Responsibility: edited by Barbara S. Bowers.

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'This multi-disciplinary collection of essays showcases the variety, and wealth, of scholarship that has emerged in recent decades on medieval medicine and healing. Its major strength is its breadth. Read more...

 
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