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Discerning spirits : divine and demonic possession in the Middle Ages

Author: Nancy Caciola
Publisher: Ithaca, New York ; London [England] : Cornell University Press, 2006. ©2003
Series: Conjunctions of religion & power in the medieval past.
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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 seeking  Read more...

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Caciola, Nancy, 1963-
Discerning spirits : divine and demonic possession in the Middle Ages.
Ithaca, New York ; London, [England] : Cornell University Press, 2006, ©2003
xvi, 327 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Caciola
ISBN: 9781501702181 1501702181 1501702173 9781501702174
OCLC Number: 960201293
Language Note: English.
Notes: Electronic version available.
Restrictions on access to electronic version: access available to SOAS staff and students only, using SOAS id and password.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (348 pages) : illustrations
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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