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Medicine and Religion c.1300
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Medicine and Religion c.1300: The Case of Arnau de Vilanova

Joseph Ziegler


This book takes a fresh look at the cultural role of medicine among learned people around 1300. It was at this time that learned medicine came to be fully incorporated into the academic system and began to win greater social acceptance. The author argues that physicians and clerics did not confine the role of medicine to its physical therapeutic function, and that fusion rather than disjunction characterised the relationship between medicine and religion at that time. Much of this argument relies on ... More

Keywords: medicine, religion, physician, cleric, spiritual writings, Arnau de Vilanova, Glavano da Levanto, preachers, manuals, sermons

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207269
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207269.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joseph Ziegler, author
Haifa University