Author: Malcolm Laurence Cameron
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The first book to study Old English medical texts.
Studies in Ancient Medicine and Its Transmission : Presented to Jutta Kollesch
Author: Klaus-Dietrich Fischer,Diethard Nickel,Paul M. J. Potter
This collection of thirteen studies by leading experts is devoted to particular problems of the textual transmission of ancient medicine in papyri, manuscripts and printed books, and to select questions relating to the interpretation of these sources and their historical significance.
Theology and Society in an Age of Faith
Author: Helen Foxhall Forbes
Christian theology and religious belief were crucially important to Anglo-Saxon society, and are manifest in the surviving textual, visual and material evidence. This is the first full-length study investigating how Christian theology and religious beliefs permeated society and underpinned social values in early medieval England. The influence of the early medieval Church as an institution is widely acknowledged, but Christian theology itself is generally considered to have been accessible only to a small educated elite. This book shows that theology had a much greater and more significant impact than has been recognised. An examination of theology in its social context, and how it was bound up with local authorities and powers, reveals a much more subtle interpretation of secular processes, and shows how theological debate affected the ways that religious and lay individuals lived and died. This was not a one-way flow, however: this book also examines how social and cultural practices and interests affected the development of theology in Anglo-Saxon England, and how ’popular’ belief interacted with literary and academic traditions. Through case-studies, this book explores how theological debate and discussion affected the personal perspectives of Christian Anglo-Saxons, including where possible those who could not read. In all of these, it is clear that theology was not detached from society or from the experiences of lay people, but formed an essential constituent part.
Essays in Honor of John M. Riddle
Author: Anne Van Arsdall,Timothy Graham
Herbs and Healers from the Ancient Mediterranean through the Medieval West brings together eleven papers by leading scholars in ancient and medieval medicine and pharmacy. Fittingly, the volume honors Professor John M. Riddle, one of today's most respected medieval historians, whose career has been devoted to decoding the complexities of early medicine and pharmacy. "Herbs" in the title generally connotes drugs in ancient and medieval times; the essays here discuss interesting aspects of the challenges scholars face as they translate and interpret texts in several older languages. Some of the healers in the volume are named, such as Philotas of Amphissa, Gariopontus, and Constantine the African; many are anonymous and known only from their treatises on drugs and/or medicine. The volume's scope demonstrates the breadth of current research being undertaken in the field, examining both practical medical arts and medical theory from the ancient world into early modern times. It also includes a paper about a cutting-edge Internet-based system for ongoing academic collaboration. The essays in this volume reveal insightful research approaches and highlight new discoveries that will be of interest to the international academic community of classicists, medievalists, and early-modernists because of the scarcity of publications objectively evaluating long-lived traditions that have their origin in the world of the ancient Mediterranean.
Explorations of Textual Presentations of Filth and Water
Author: Albrecht Classen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
While most people today take hygiene and medicine for granted, they both have had their own history. We can gain deep insights into the pre-modern world by studying its health-care system, its approaches to medicine, and concept of hygiene. Already the early Middle Ages witnessed great interest in bathing (hot and cold), swimming, and good personal hygiene. Medical activities grew over time, but even early medieval monks were already great experts in treating the sick. The contributions examine literary, medical, historical texts and images and probe the information we can glean from them. The interdisciplinary approach of this volume makes it possible to view this large field in a complex and diversified manner, taking into account both early medieval and early modern treatises on medicine, water, bathing, and health. Such a cultural-historical perspective creates a most valuable bridge connecting literary and scientific documents under the umbrella of the history of mentality and history of everyday life. The volume does not aim at idealizing the past, but it definitely intends to deconstruct modern myths about the 'dirty' and 'unhealthy' Middle Ages and early modern age.
Essays in Honour of Jefferey B. Russell
Author: Alberto Ferreiro,Jeffrey Burton Russell
The study of heresy and heterodoxy and of belief in magic, witchcraft and the devil has in the past 25 years made significant advances in our understanding of art and iconography, ideas, mentality and belief, and ordinary life and popular imagination in the patristic and medieval periods. At the forefront of research into this aspect of medieval intellectual history has been Jeffrey B. Russell, whose numerous books and articles have opened important new paths in the field. To mark his retirement 17 established and emerging scholars from Europe and North America - historians of art, the church, religions, and ideas - have contributed papers on the many areas which Russell has influenced. Topics dealt with include elves, the Christians apocrypha, mysticism, sexuality, heresies and heresiologies, apocalyptic tracts, astrology, hell, and other Christian encounters with non-believers. These essays are offered as tribute to the deep impact that Russel has had on medieval studies. Contributors include: Alan Bernstein, Richard Emmerson, Alberto Ferreiro, Neil Forsyth, Abraham Friessen, Karen Jolly, Henry Ansgar Kelly, Richard Kieckhefer, Beverly M. Kienzle, Garry Macy, Bernard McGinn, Edward Peters, Cheryl Rigs, Larry J. Simon, Laura Smoller, Catherine B. Tkacz, and John Tolan.
Author: Sally Crawford
Publisher: Sutton Publishing
The book includes a brief introduction to the study of childhood and family structure, this is followed by a discussion of the age at which an Anglo-Saxon child was thought to have become an adult.
Author: Peter Clemoes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Anglo-Saxon England consistently embraces all the main aspects of study of Anglo-Saxon history and culture.
Motorische Befunderhebung und Behandlung
Author: Paul Geraedts
Physiotherapeuten, Sportwissenschaftler und Reha-Trainer finden in diesem Buch eine völlig neue Sichtweise auf die Entstehung von Rückenschmerzen und deren Konsequenzen für die Trainingstherapie. Der erfahrene Autor beleuchtet die Probleme der Diagnostik von Rückenschmerzen, eröffnet eine neue Sichtweise auf biomechanischer Ebene und leitet daraus sinnvolle Maßnahmen für das medizinische Training ab. Besonders Schüler und Berufseinsteiger finden hier leicht verständliche Informationen für eine ganzheitliche Herangehensweise bei Rückenschmerzpatienten. Erfahren Sie, wie sich Funktionseinschränkungen der peripheren Gelenke auf Rückenschmerzen auswirken und die Bedeutsamkeit der medizinischen Trainingstherapie für eine erfolgreiche Behandlung.
Author: Sally Elizabeth Ellen Crawford
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
An introduction to the daily life of men, women and children living in England from the end of Roman Britain in the 5th century AD to the Norman Conquest, based on documentary and archaeological evidence.
Studies Presented to Cyril Roy Hart
Author: Simon Keynes,Alfred P. Smyth
Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd
The contributors to this book include such masters of their disciplines as Janet Bately, the authority on the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and Old English Literature, and Peter Sawyer, the doyen of Early Medieval Scandinavian Studies, together with a whole sluagh of experts including Audrey Meaney, Janet Nelson, Paul Szarmach and Ann Williams. Anglo-Saxon studies generate their fair share of healthy argument and controversy. This volume provides the latest thinking of established scholars from every area of Anglo-Saxon Studies. Anglo-Saxon literature is dealt with in relation to the OldÃ²English Bede and Ohthereâ??s Report to King Alfred. Ecclesiastical matters are covered in papers on the archbishops of Canterbury, and on Wulfstan of Worcester, as well as in several individual studies of minsters and abbeys. Legal issues are examined in relation to crime and to pagan practices. The Tribal Hidage and Offaâ??s Dyke are dealt with for the early historical period while for the tenth and eleventh centuries, medical texts, land tenure; the role of women, and monetary matters are all covered. The post-Conquest period is represented by studies on the Bayeux Tapestry, Ramsey Abbey and other Fenland monasteries.
Matters of Belief, Health, Gender and Identity
Author: Alaric Hall
Elves and elf-belief during the Anglo-Saxon period are reassessed in this lively and provocative study.
Author: Malcolm Godden,Simon Keynes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Ideas about Anglo-Saxon history and the importance of combining skills from many disciplines are at the centre of this volume.
papers given at a session of the annual conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group held at the University of Birmingham on 20 December 1998
Author: Robert Arnott,Theoretical Archaeology Group (England). Conference
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Ltd
Category: Social Science
Thirteen papers given at a session of the annual conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group held at the University of Birmingham on 20th December 1998. The papers cover a variety of subjects in cluding palaeopathology, dentistry, disease, Greek and Roman medicine, medicinal plants from Pompeii, Roman surgery, Anglo-Saxon archaeobotany, health and healthcare, organic remains from The Mary Rose and osteology. Contributors: John Hunter, Robert Arnott, Charlotte Roberts, Chrissie Freeth, Joyce M Filer, Niall McKeown, Patricia Baker, Marina Ciaraldi, Ralph Jackson, Debby Banham, Brendan Derham, Mouli Start, Megan Brickley.
From Prehistory to the Present Day
Author: Charlotte A. Roberts,Margaret Cox
Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited
"Taking into consideration many important factors that have influenced the patterns of health and disease in Britain, Charlotte Roberts and Margaret Cox take us on a fascinating journey through time. With the aid of primary and secondary sources the authors present a multi-disciplinary appraisal of the health of the British from Palaeolithic times to the twentieth century. Archaeological finds, skeletal remains, art, ancient medical texts, contemporary comment and personal papers all contribute to the findings examined." "This is the first book of its kind to combine successfully all available data in order to provide a complete reconstruction of health and disease patterns across an extensive period of British history. This unity of skeletal, archaeological, artistic and documentary evidence is made possible by an increased focus on a biocultural approach. Key cultural landmarks in British history, such as the transition to agriculture from hunting and gathering, the discovery of metals and the development of urban centres, are integrated with biological data on disease and these provide interesting parallels between lifestyle and health. The carefully selected illustrations complement and reinforce the text."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Bill Griffiths
Magic is something unauthorised, an alternative perhaps, even a deliberate cultivation of dark, evil powers. But for the Anglo-Saxon age, the neat division between mainstream and occult, rational and superstitious, Christian and pagan is not always easy to discern. To maintain its authority, the church drew a formal line and outlawed a number of dubious practices, such as divination, spells, and folk healing while at the same time conducting very similar rituals itself. It would seem that there was a convergence of the two cultures, native and Christian and this may effect the tendency to view pagan gods as near omnipotent beings.