Health and Medicine in Early Medieval Southern Italy

Health and Medicine in Early Medieval Southern Italy

by Patricia Skinner, P. Skinner
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004103945

ISBN-13: 9789004103948

Pub. Date: 02/01/1997

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This wide-ranging volume combines hagiography and chronicles with less well-known charters and archaeology to illuminate the social history of medicine in southern Italy. Its detailed analysis provides new insight into the experience of sickness in the middle ages.

Overview

This wide-ranging volume combines hagiography and chronicles with less well-known charters and archaeology to illuminate the social history of medicine in southern Italy. Its detailed analysis provides new insight into the experience of sickness in the middle ages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004103948
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/1997
Series:
Medieval Mediterranean Series, #11
Pages:
183
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
List of Tables
Abbreviations

Introduction
Pt. 1. Individual and Environment
1. Food and Famine 3
2. Individual and Environment 22
3. Pregnancy and Childrearing 40
Pt. 2. Mentalities and Healthcare
4. Sickness in the Community 57
5. Doctors, Hospitals and Cures 79
6. Recording the Dead 108
Pt. 3. Medical Achievement: Southern Italy in Context
7. Patterns of Knowledge: Texts and the School of Salerno 127
Conclusions: Integrating the Southern Italian Evidence 137

App. I. A miracle of St Trophimena provides a cure for Theodonanda 148
App. II. Ursus the doctor on Tancred's illegitimate birth 152
App. III. Chronology of major early medieval disasters in Italy (after Corradi) 153
App. IV. A survey of minimum ages at Gaeta 155
App. V. Extant medical manuscripts from southern Italy 158

Map 163
Plates 165
Bibliography 173
Index 181

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