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Medicine, healing and performance

Medicine, healing and performance

Publisher: Oxford ; Philadelphia : Oxbow Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Whether it is the binding of shattered bones or the creation of herbal remedies, human agency is a central feature of the healing process. Both archaeological and anthropological research has  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9781782971580 1782971580
OCLC Number: 913074950
Description: pages cm
Contents: Early neolithic shamans? : performance, healing and the power of skulls at Hambledon Hill, Dorset / Ffion Reynolds --
Before Hippocrates : healing practices in ancient Egypt / Roger Forshaw --
Who is performing what and for whom? : the dedication, construction and maintenance of a healing shrine in Egypt / Jane Draycott --
Disease, sin and the walking dead in medieval England, c.1100-1350 : a note on the documentary and archaeological evidence / Stephen Gordon --
Pilgrimage, performance and miracle cures in the twelfth-century miracula of St Aebbe / Hilary Powell --
Gendered attitudes towards physical tending amongst the piously religious of late medieval Sweden / Johanna Bergqvist --
The rattlesnake and the otter : anthropology, gender, and contraception among the Niitsítapi (Blackfoot) in the 1930s / Kristin Burnett --
Re-covering the Hiroshima maidens / Amanda Jane Graham --
Writing stones and secret shrines : an exploration of the materialisation of indigenous and Islamic belief within West African spiritual medicine / Bryn Trevelyan James --
A note on the ethnomedical universe of the Asante : an indigenous people in Ghana / De-Valera Botchway --
Spirituality in knowledge production and the practice of traditional herbal medicine among the Yoruba people in southwest Nigeria / Ojo Melvin Agunbiade.
Responsibility: edited by Effie Gemi-Iordanou, Stephen Gordon, Robert Matthew, Ellen McInnes, Rhiannon Pettitt.


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