Surgeon in Medieval English Literature (New Middle Ages Series) / Edition 1
  • Surgeon in Medieval English Literature (New Middle Ages Series) / Edition 1
  • Surgeon in Medieval English Literature (New Middle Ages Series) / Edition 1

Surgeon in Medieval English Literature (New Middle Ages Series) / Edition 1

by Jeremy J. Citrome
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403968462

ISBN-13: 9781403968463

Pub. Date: 10/14/2006

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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.  See more details below

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403968463
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/14/2006
Series:
New Middle Ages Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

PART ONE: MEDICINE AS METAPHOR Introduction: Medieval Surgery and the Social Power of Metaphor The Wounds of Sin PART TWO: DAMNATION AND SALVATION Surgery as Damnation: Cleanness Surgery as Salvation: The Siege of Jerusalem PART THREE: SURGERY AND SELFHOOD Surgery and the Surgeon: The Practica of John Arderne Surgery and the Priest: The Penitential Poetry of John Audelay Surgery and the Secular Reader: "Betere is hire medycyn" Conclusion: Whole and Sound?

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