Leprosy and Identity in the Middle Ages

Leprosy and Identity in the Middle Ages From England to the Mediterranean - Social Histories of Medicine

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Synopsis

For the first time, this volume explores the identities of leprosy sufferers and other people affected by the disease in medieval Europe. The chapters, including contributions by leading voices such as Luke Demaitre, Carole Rawcliffe and Charlotte Roberts, challenge the view that people with leprosy were uniformly excluded and stigmatised. Instead, they reveal the complexity of responses to this disease and the fine line between segregation and integration. Ranging across disciplines, from history to bioarchaeology, Leprosy and identity in the Middle Ages encompasses post-medieval perspectives as well as the attitudes and responses of contemporaries. Subjects include hospital care, diet, sanctity, miraculous healing, diagnosis, iconography and public health regulation. This richly illustrated collection presents previously unpublished archival and material sources from England to the Mediterranean.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526127419
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.1969980940902
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 424
Weight: -1g
Height: 216mm
Width: 138mm