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The New Middle Ages

Medieval Healthcare and the Rise of Charitable Institutions

The History of the Municipal Hospital

Authors: Ziegler, Tiffany A.

  • Offers the first full-length, detailed study of medieval hospitals and their connection to the history of institutional careConnects the case of St. Johns in Brussels to the larger context of medieval historyProvides relevant discussions for historians interested in charity, hospitals, gender, urban regions, lay devotion, and patronage

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Medieval Healthcare and the Rise of Charitable Institutions: The History of the Municipal Hospital examines the development of medieval institutions of care, beginning with a survey of the earliest known hospitals in ancient times to the classical period, to the early Middle Ages, and finally to the explosion of hospitals in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.  For Western Christian medieval societies, institutional charity was a necessity set forth by the religion’s dictums—care for the needy and sick was a tenant of the faith, leading to a unique partnership between Christianity and institutional care that would expand into the fledging hospitals of the early Modern period.  In this study, the hospital of Saint John in Brussels serves as an example of the developments. The institution followed the pattern of the establishment of medieval charitable institutions in the high Middle Ages, but diverged to become an archetype for later Christian hospitals.

About the authors

Tiffany A. Ziegler is Assistant Professor of History at Midwestern State University, USA.

Reviews

“Insightful study of the Hospital of Saint John in Brussels interweaves the complex relations among burghers seeking the vita apostolica in a confraternity, the needs of a growing city, and competition over control between religious and secular authorities. Ziegler’s painstaking research shows that Saint John’s innovative set of statutes established a truly public hospital and served as a model for many other hospitals in the Low Countries and northern France. ”(Shennan Hutton, Lecturer of Classics, University of California, Davis, USA)

“This book will make a useful introduction to the institution of the hospital and to society’s obligation to assist those in need. I know of no other book that fills this niche.” (James Brodman, Professor Emeritus, University of Central Arkansas, USA and author of Charity and Religion in Medieval Europe (2009))

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ziegler, Tiffany A.

    Pages 1-16

  • The Hospital in History, c. 3500 BCE–c. 500 CE

    Ziegler, Tiffany A.

    Pages 19-47

  • Early Medieval Charitable Institutions and Hospitals, c. 500–1000 CE

    Ziegler, Tiffany A.

    Pages 49-66

  • High Medieval Charitable Institutions and Hospitals, c. 1000–1300 CE

    Ziegler, Tiffany A.

    Pages 67-81

  • The Creation of the Hospital of Saint John

    Ziegler, Tiffany A.

    Pages 85-99

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02056-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-02055-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medieval Healthcare and the Rise of Charitable Institutions
Book Subtitle
The History of the Municipal Hospital
Authors
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-02056-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-02056-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-02055-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 155
Topics