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Health and Medicine in Early Medieval Southern Italy (Medieval Mediterranean, Vol 11) [Hardcover]

By Patricia Skinner (Author)
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Medical historians are already familiar with medieval southern Italy through research into its famed medical school at Salerno. This volume takes a broader view of healthcare, seeking to illuminate the experience of sickness, attitudes towards the ill and infirm and the provision of care up to the twelfth century. Combining information from hagiography and chronicles with less well-known charters and archaeology, it deals with the provision of food, the environment, women's health, individual and collective disease and varieties of cure. A final chapter assesses the interaction between intellectual and practical medicine, as well as re-examining the early life of the medical school at Salerno. The book's importance lies in its wide-ranging approach and detailed analysis, which will appeal to historians of medicine and medieval culture alike.

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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.5" Width: 6.3" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Publisher   Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN  9004103945  
ISBN13  9789004103948  

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Patricia Skinner was born in 1965.

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