Book ID: CBB649477897

Leprosy and identity in the Middle Ages: From England to the Mediterranean (2021)


Brenner, Elma (Editor)
Touati, Françoise-Olivier (Editor)

Manchester University Press

Publication Date: 2021
Physical Details: 424
Language: English

For the first time, this volume explores the identities of leprosy sufferers and other people affected by the disease in medieval Europe. The chapters, including contributions by leading voices such as Luke Demaitre, Carole Rawcliffe, Charlotte Roberts and François-Olivier Touati, challenge the view that people with leprosy were uniformly excluded and stigmatised. Instead, they reveal the complexity of responses to this disease and the fine line between segregation and integration. Ranging across disciplines, from history to bioarchaeology, Leprosy and identity in the Middle Ages encompasses post-medieval perspectives as well as the attitudes and responses of contemporaries. Subjects include hospital care, diet, sanctity, miraculous healing, diagnosis, iconography and public health regulation. This richly illustrated collection presents previously unpublished archival and material sources from England to the Mediterranean.

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Authors & Contributors
Trotignon, Olivier
Mormando, Franco
Worcester, Thomas W.
Boeckl, Christine M.
Koch, Tom
Evensen, Darrick T.
Medizin, Gesellschaft, und Geschichte
Histoire des Sciences Médicales
Science Communication
História, Ciências, Saúde---Manguinhos
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Micrologus: Natura, Scienze e Società Medievali
Truman State University Press
University of Chicago Press
University of Hawai'i Press
Loyola University of Chicago
Queen's University (Canada)
Cambridge University Press
Disease and diseases
Infectious diseases
Public health
Leprosy (Hansen's disease)
Medicine and society
Medicine and religion
Penna, Belisário
Bruce, Robert, Earl of Carrick
Latta, Thomas Aitchison
Ladoo, Harold Sonny
Cassin, Frieda
Kincaid, Jamaica
Time Periods
19th century
20th century
Early modern
21st century
16th century
Hawaii (U.S.)
Nuremberg (Germany)

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