Description : Illustrates how death and incurable disease were considered a common part of medieval life and offers a history of the Black Death, or the plague, which killed millions of people in Europe.
Description : The outbreak of the plague in 1347, commonly referred to as the Black Death, was the source of numerous socio-economic changes in the later Middle Ages. Numerous studies have traced the progress and effects of the disease in countries such as Germany, England, France, and Spain. Such a study concerning Spain has been conspicuously absent until now. The present investigation is among the first to bring together information that documents the pernicious behavior of the disease in Spain and to demonstrate how it changed the societies it afflicted. Studying the medical and imaginative texts of medieval Spain, reveals that the disease did, in fact, help change the perceived role of the medical practitioner, the idea of public health, and the portrayal of death and dying.
Description : An ideal introduction and guide to the greatest natural disaster to ever curse humanity, replete with illustrations, biographical sketches, and primary documents. Presents medieval and modern perspectives of this disturbing yet fascinating tragic historical episode.
Description : Doctoring the Black Death provides the first full history of the medical response to the plague that devastated Europe throughout the later Middle Ages. Drawing on extensive archival research, Aberth has carefully examined the hundreds of plague treatises written during the Black Death s long scourge. He includes doctors vivid personal anecdotes, showing how their battles to combat the disease (which often afflicted them personally), and the scale and scope of the plague led many to question ancient authorities. Dispelling many myths and misconceptions about medicine during the Middle Ages, he argues that plague doctors formulated a unique and far-reaching response. Indeed, doctors battling the Black Death began to conceive of plague as a poison, a conception that had far-reaching implications, both in terms of medical treatment and social and cultural responses to the disease in society as a whole."
Description : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 179. Chapters: Byzantine medicine, Humorism, Islamic medicine, Old English medicine, Traditional Chinese medicine, Black Death, Wu Xing, Tai chi chuan, Cinnabar, Chinese food therapy, Snake oil, Melancholia, Qigong, Psychology in medieval Islam, Baopuzi, Bimaristan, Lingzhi mushroom, Chinese herbology, Huangdi Neijing, Ephedra, Hakim Syed Zillur Rahman, Medieval medicine, Ancient Greek medicine, HIV/AIDS and Chinese Medicine, Chinese classic herbal formula, Caterpillar fungus, Kampo herb list, Red yeast rice, Bubonic plague, Jock McKeen, Ibn Sina Academy of Medieval Medicine and Sciences, Cheng Man-ch'ing, Medieval Islamic ophthalmology, Kampo list, Unani, Sophora flavescens, Lee style tai chi chuan, Bile bear, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Plague of Justinian, Zang-fu, Kidney, Neuroaid, Li Shizhen, Fire cupping, Gua Sha, TCM model of the body, Complexion, Yokukansan, Meridian, Vienna Dioscurides, Li Junfeng, Liriope muscari, Vita Green, Baduanjin qigong, Divided Kingdom, Moxibustion, Lingshu Jing, Liriope spicata, Guilinggao, Di Long, Deer penis, Sang piao xiao, Tongrentang, Tabasheer, Three Treasures, Bald's Leechbook, Dantian, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Five Animals, Medicine in medieval Islam, Shi Quan Da Bu Wan, Bu Zhong Yi Qi Wan, List of medieval and pre-modern Persian doctors, Desi Sangye Gyatso, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Liu Wei Di Huang Wan, Daniel Reid, Zhan zhuang, San Jiao, Marcus Fronius, Lotus seed, Medical Compendium in Seven Books, Chinese patent medicine, Tui na, Spleen, Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa, Crude medicine, Tree of physiology, Nine Herbs Charm, Liu Zi Jue, Three jiaos, Hijama, Po Chai Pills, Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zhang Zhongjing, Tian Wang Bu Xin Dan, Leper colony, National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Emerson Colleg...
Description : Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine details the whole scope of scientific knowledge in the medieval period in more than 300 A to Z entries. This resource discusses the research, application of knowledge, cultural and technology exchanges, experimentation, and achievements in the many disciplines related to science and technology. Coverage includes inventions, discoveries, concepts, places and fields of study, regions, and significant contributors to various fields of science. There are also entries on South-Central and East Asian science. This reference work provides an examination of medieval scientific tradition as well as an appreciation for the relationship between medieval science and the traditions it supplanted and those that replaced it. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages website.
Description : This book examines three diseases - leprosy, bubonic plague and syphillis - to show how doctors, priests and authors in the Middle Ages saw certain illnesses through a moral filter: as punishment from God.
Description : This book considers how scientists, theologians, priests, and poets approached the relationship of the human body and ethics in the later Middle Ages. Is medicine merely a metaphor for sin? Or can certain kinds of bodies physiologically dispose people to be angry, sad, or greedy? If so, then is it their fault? Virginia Langum offers an account of the medical imagery used to describe feelings and actions in religious and literary contexts, referencing a variety of behavioral discussions within medical contexts. The study draws upon medical and theological writing for its philosophical basis, and upon more popular works of religion, as well as poetry, to show how these themes were articulated, explored, and questioned more widely in medieval culture.
Description : This illustrated survey examines what it was actually like to live with plague and the threat of plague in late-medieval and early modern England.; Colin Platt's books include "The English Medieval Town", "Medieval England: A Social History and Archaeology from the Conquest to 1600" and "The Architecture of Medieval Britain: A Social History" which won the Wolfson Prize for 1990. This book is intended for undergraduate/6th form courses on medieval England, option courses on demography, medicine, family and social focus. The "black death" and population decline is central to A-level syllabuses on this period.
Description : In this collection of over 100 primary sources, many translated for the first time, Faith Wallis reveals the dynamic world of medicine in the Middle Ages that has been largely unavailable to students and scholars.
Description : From earliest times, man has struggled to control his environment and his fate, and a big part of that has always been his health. From the ancients onwards, the study of medicine, including surgery, has exercised some of the greatest minds - and brought profits to some of the less great. Drawing on sources across Europe and beyond, including the huge contributions to medicine made in medieval Arabia and India, Chapman takes us on a whirlwind tour of what was known when, and what impact it had.