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Author Dvorjetski, Esti.

Title Leisure, pleasure and healing : spa culture and medicine in ancient eastern Mediterranean / by Estēe Dvorjetski
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xxxiii, 524 pages) : illustrations
Series Supplements to the Journal for the study of Judaism ; v. 116
Supplements to the Journal for the study of Judaism ; v. 116
Contents List of Abbreviations; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Preface; Chapter One: Introduction; Chapter Two: Geological, Hydrological and Medicinal Aspects of Hot springs in the Eastern Mediterranean -- Past and Present; Chapter Three: Medicinal Hot Springs and Healing Spas in the Graeco-Roman World; Chapter Four: Historical-Archaeological Analysis and Healing Cults of the Therapeutic Sites in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin; Chapter Five: The Healing Properties of the Thermo-mineral Baths in the Eastern Mediterranean in Ancient Times
Summary Deals with leisure, pleasure and healing in the thermo-mineral sites in the Levant since the biblical era throughout the Hellenistic, Roman, Byzantine, and early Moslem periods. This work looks at the question of whether the spas served as sacred cult places or popular sites of healing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Balneology -- Middle East -- History.
Baths, Hot -- Middle East -- History.
Health resorts -- Middle East -- History.
Hot springs -- Middle East -- History.
Medicine -- Middle East -- History.
Medicine, Ancient.
Mineral waters -- Therapeutic use -- Middle East -- History.
Health Resorts -- history.
Balneology -- history.
History, Ancient.
Hot Springs.
Mineral Waters -- therapeutic use.
Ancient Lands.
Mediterranean Region.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9047420519 (electronic bk.)
9789047420514 (electronic bk.)
(alk. paper)