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Author Cohen-Hanegbi, Naama, author

Title Caring for the living soul : emotions, medicine and penance in the late medieval Mediterranean / by Naama Cohen-Hanegbi
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 238 pages)
Series The medieval Mediterranean : peoples, economies and cultures, 400-1500, 0928-5520 ; volume 110
Medieval Mediterranean ; v. 110
Contents Accidents, passions, habits, and sins -- Between and within body and soul -- Treating emotions -- Passiones del Alma-Castile, c. 1380 -- Mourning and melancholy and the boundaries of sorrow in 15th-century Italy
Summary "Caring for the Living Soul identifies the fundamental role emotions played in the development of learned medicine and in the formation of the social role of the 'physicians of the body' in western Mediterranean between 1200 and 1500. The book explores theoretical debates and practical advice concerning the treatment of the 'accidentia anime' in diverse medical sources. Contextualizing this literature within the developments in natural philosophy and pastoral theology during the period, and alongside local and social contexts of medical practice, emotions are revealed to have been a malleable topic through which change and innovation in the field of medicine transpired. Bringing together a wide range of untapped sources and creating connections between emotions, religious authorities, and medical practitioners, this study sheds light on the centrality of the discourses of emotions to the formation of the social fabric"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 06, 2017)
Subject Emotions -- Health aspects -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- To 1500
Medicine -- Mediterranean Region -- Religious aspects -- History -- To 1500
Medicine, Medieval -- Mediterranean Region -- History
Pastoral medicine -- Mediterranean Region -- Religious aspects -- History -- To 1500
Penance -- Mediterranean Region -- Religious aspects -- History -- To 1500
Social medicine -- Mediterranean Region -- History -- To 1500
Emotions -- Health aspects.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Reference.
MEDICAL -- Alternative Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Atlases.
MEDICAL -- Essays.
MEDICAL -- Family & General Practice.
MEDICAL -- Holistic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Osteopathy.
Medicine -- Religious aspects.
Medicine, Medieval.
Social conditions.
Social medicine.
Mediterranean Region -- Religious life and customs
Mediterranean Region -- Social conditions
Mediterranean Region.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017009295
ISBN 9004344667 (electronic book)
9789004344662 (electronic book)
(hardcover ; acid-free paper)