Cure, Community, and the Miraculous in Early Modern Florence

  • Jenni KuulialaEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Experience book series (PSHE)


The social history of medicine is in the focus in Jenni Kuuliala’s article ‘Cure, Community, and the Miraculous in Early Modern Florence’. She discusses the interplay of lived medicine and lived religion in late sixteenth-century Florence based on the apostolic canonisation inquiry of St Andrea Corsini, held in Florence in 1606. Through testimonies about the healing miracles St Andrea performed, Kuuliala analyses the role the community had in the search for different medical and religious healing methods, and how medicine and religion collaborated and complemented each other in this time period.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in the History of ExperiencesTampere UniversityTampereFinland

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