Health, Disease and Healing in Medieval Culture

  • Sheila Campbell
  • Bert Hall
  • David Klausner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Pauline Thompson
    Pages 1-11
  3. Audrey L. Meaney
    Pages 12-33
  4. Ian McDougall
    Pages 57-83
  5. Edina Bozóky
    Pages 84-92
  6. Mark Zier
    Pages 103-118
  7. Luis García-Ballester
    Pages 119-131
  8. Faye Marie Getz
    Pages 141-151
  9. M. L. Cameron
    Pages 152-158
  10. John Wortley
    Pages 159-168
  11. Danielle Jacquart
    Pages 186-195
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 196-204

About this book


This volume of studies seeks an anthropological view of medicine and the healing arts as they were situated within the lives of medieval people. Miracle cures and charms as well as drugs and surgery fall within the scope of the authors represented here, as does advice about diet and regimen. As well, the volume looks at wellness and illness in broad contexts, avoiding the tendency of modern medicine to focus on the isolation and definition of pathological states.


health medicine surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Sheila Campbell
    • 1
  • Bert Hall
    • 1
  • David Klausner
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Medieval StudiesUniversity of TorontoCanada

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