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The miraculous conformist : Valentine Greatrakes, the body politic, and the politics of healing in restoration Britain

Author: Peter Elmer
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This title tells the compelling story of Irish healer Valentine Greatrakes and outlines his place in the history of 17th-century Britain, revealing a fascinating account of his engagement with important events of the period, including the Irish Rebellion of 1641, the English civil wars, the Cromwellian Conquest of Ireland, and the Restoration of 1660.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Elmer, Peter.
Miraculous conformist.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012460141
(OCoLC)808492340
Named Person: Valentine Greatrakes; Valentine Greatrakes; Valentine Greatrakes
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Elmer
ISBN: 9780191640599 019164059X 9781283740357 1283740354
OCLC Number: 823740935
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 279 pages) : illustrations, map, portraits
Contents: Introduction --
The Making of an Early Modern Miracle Healer: Valentine Greatrakes, 1629-1660 --
Greatrakes, Ireland, and the Restoration, 1660-1665 --
'An Exemplar of Candid and Sincere Christianity': Greatrakes' Mission to England in 1666 --
Healing, Witchcraft, and the Body Politic in Restoration Britain --
Epilogue and conclusion.
Responsibility: Peter Elmer.
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