Leprosy and Identity in the Middle Ages: From England to the Mediterranean - Social Histories of Medicine (Hardback)
  • Leprosy and Identity in the Middle Ages: From England to the Mediterranean - Social Histories of Medicine (Hardback)
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Leprosy and Identity in the Middle Ages: From England to the Mediterranean - Social Histories of Medicine (Hardback)

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Hardback 424 Pages / Published: 13/04/2021
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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 This richly illustrated collection presents previously unpublished archival and material sources from England to the Mediterranean.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781526127419
Number of pages: 424
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm

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