The Surgeon in Medieval English Literature

  • Authors
  • Jeremy J. Citrome

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction: Surgery and the Wounds of Sin

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      Pages 1-18
  3. Surgery and Metaphor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
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      Pages 21-38
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      Pages 39-79
  4. Surgery and Embodiment

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      Pages 81-81
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      Pages 83-111
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 139-191

About this book


Jeremy Citrome employs the language of contemporary psychoanalysis to explain how surgical metaphors became an important tool of ecclesiastical power in the wake of the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215. Pastoral, theological, recreational, and medical writings are among the texts discussed in this wide-ranging study.


language medicine Middle Ages psychoanalysis surgery

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2006
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-73459-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-09681-4
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