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The New Middle Ages

Medicine and the Seven Deadly Sins in Late Medieval Literature and Culture

Authors: Langum, Virginia

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This book considers how scientists, theologians, priests, and poets approached the relationship of the human body and ethics in the later Middle Ages. Is medicine merely a metaphor for sin? Or can certain kinds of bodies physiologically dispose people to be angry, sad, or greedy? If so, then is it their fault? Virginia Langum offers an account of the medical imagery used to describe feelings and actions in religious and literary contexts, referencing a variety of behavioral discussions within medical contexts. The study draws upon medical and theological writing for its philosophical basis, and upon more popular works of religion, as well as poetry, to show how these themes were articulated, explored, and questioned more widely in medieval culture.

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Virginia Langum is Associate Professor of English at UmeƄ University, Sweden and Pro Futura Scientia Fellow at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study. She recently edited Words and Matter: The Virgin Mary in Late Medieval and Early Modern Parish Life.


 

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-44990-0
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Hardcover $99.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medicine and the Seven Deadly Sins in Late Medieval Literature and Culture
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44990-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-44990-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-46558-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 236
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