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Words, stones, & herbs : the healing word in medieval and early modern England

Author: Louise M Bishop
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2007.
Series: Medieval studies (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Inspired by the profound literary history of healing, this book explores the cognitive and physical effects of words in relation to the healing process. Drawing on research in cognitive linguistics applied to medieval linguistic and cognitive philosophy, Louise M. Bishop presents a highly original and theoretically challenging examination of the intersection between medical manuscripts and literary texts such as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Bishop, Louise M.
Words, stones, & herbs.
Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608448987
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louise M Bishop
ISBN: 9780815631248 0815631243
OCLC Number: 134992626
Description: xiv, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : healing and the vernacular --
Galen's shadow: an outline of medieval medicine and healing --
The material shape of thought and word --
Metaphor, catharsis, pharmakon : words, stones, and herbs --
Vernacular science, vernacular poetry : dangerous reading --
Gendered healing : metaphor and practice --
The disease called "touch me not" : a fifteenth-century medical manuscript read in context --
Early modern medicine : self-help and state authority --
Conclusion : the subject of healing.
Series Title: Medieval studies (Syracuse, N.Y.)
Other Titles: Words, stones, and herbs
Responsibility: Louise M. Bishop.
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