Walking Corpses: Leprosy in Byzantium and the Medieval West

Walking Corpses: Leprosy in Byzantium and the Medieval West

by Timothy S. Miller, John W. Nesbitt

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ISBN-13: 9780801451355
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 04/19/2014
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 846,931
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Timothy S. Miller is Professor of History at Salisbury University. He is the author of The Birth of the Hospital in the Byzantine Empire and The Orphans of Byzantium, and coeditor of Peace and War in the Byzantine Empire.

John W. Nesbitt has retired as Research Fellow at Dumbarton Oaks. He is coauthor of The Miracles of St. Artemios: A Collection of Miracle Stories by an Anonymous Author of Seventh-Century Byzantium, editor of Byzantine Authors: Literary Activities and Preoccupations, and coeditor of the six-volume Catalogue of Byzantine Seals at Dumbarton Oaks and the Fogg Museum of Art and Peace and War in the Byzantine Empire.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The Ancient World
2. Leprosy in the Byzantine Empire
3. Byzantine Medicine
4. Byzantine Leprosariums
5. Leprosy in the Latin West
6. Leprosariums in the Latin West
7. The Knights of LazarusConclusion
Appendixes
1. Aretaios of Cappadocia, On Acute and Chronic Diseases (Books IV.13 and VIII.13)
2. Gregory of Nyssa's Oration, Regarding the Words "As much as you have done for one of these, you have done for me" (Matt. 25:40)
3. Selection from The Funeral Oration in Praise of Saint John Chrysostom (Chapters 60.17 to 67.1)

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