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Medicine, religion, and gender in medieval culture

Author: Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa
Publisher: Cambridge : D.S. Brewer, 2015.
Series: Gender in the Middle Ages, v. 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Current preoccupations with the body have led to a growing interest in the intersections between religion, literature and the history of medicine, and, more specifically, how they converge within a given culture. This collection of essays explores the ways in which aspects of medieval culture were predicated upon an interaction between medical and religious discourses, particularly those inflected by contemporary  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Ebook version:
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa
ISBN: 9781843844013 184384401X
OCLC Number: 898161794
Description: xv, 293 ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa --
pt. I. Mary the physician. Mary the physician : women, religion and medicine in the Middle Ages / Diane Watt. Chaucer's physicians : raising questions of authority / Roberta Magnani --
pt. II. Female mysticism and metaphors of illness. Heavenly vision and psychosomatic healing : medical discourse in Mechtild of Hackeborn's The booke of gostlye grace / Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa. Bathing in blood : the medicinal cures of anchoritic devotion / Liz Herbert McAvoy. 'Maybe I'm crazy?' : diagnosis and contextualisation of medieval female mystics / Juliette Vuille --
pt. III. Fifteenth-century poetry and theological prose. Purgatory and spiritual healing in John Audelay's poems / Takami Matsuda. Reginald Pecock's reading heart and the health of body and soul / Louise M. Bishop --
pt. IV. Disfigurement and disability. Disabled children : birth defects, causality and guilt / Irina Metzler --
Marking the face, curing the soul? : reading the disfigurement of women in the later Middle Ages / Patricia Skinner --
Did drunkenness dim the sight? : medieval understandings and responses to blindness in medical and religious discourse / Joy Hawkins --
Between palliative care and curing the soul : medical and religious responses to leprosy in France and England, c. 1100-c. 1500 / Elma Brenner --
Afterword / Denis Renevey.
Series Title: Gender in the Middle Ages, v. 11.
Responsibility: edited by Naoë Kukita Yoshikawa.
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An exploration of the relations between medical and religious discourse and practice in medieval culture, focussing on how they are affected by gender.  Read more...

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Anyone intrigued by the peculiar body-centered, corporeal spirituality of medieval female mystics, and interested in the history of popular Christian devotion before 1500 . . . will find in this rich Read more...

 
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