Medicine and Space: Body, Buildings and Borders in the Classical and Medieval Traditions

Baker, Patricia A and van't Land, Karine and Nijdam, Han, eds. (2011) Medicine and Space: Body, Buildings and Borders in the Classical and Medieval Traditions. Visualising the Middle Ages, 4 . Brill, Leiden, 456 pp. ISBN 9789004216099. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This volume contributes to medical history in Antiquity and the Middle Ages by significantly widening our understandings of health and treatment through the theme of space . The fundamental question about how space was conceived by different groups of people in these periods has been used to demonstrate the multi-variant understandings of the body and its functions, illness and treatment, and the surrounding natural and built environments in relation to health. The subject is approached from a variety of source materials: medical, philosophical and religious literature, archaeological remains and artistic reproductions. By taking a multi-disciplinary approach to the subject the volume offers new interpretations and methodologies to medical history in the periods in question.

Item Type: Edited book
Additional information: Includes: Includes: A) Baker, P. 2012. Medieval Islamic Hospitals: Spatial Conceptions of the Ill Body, pp. 245-272. B) Baker, P. and H. Nijdam 2012. Introduction pp. 1-22.
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Classical and Archaeological Studies
Depositing User: Patricia Baker
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2012 12:04
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 11:29
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/28977 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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