Bodily and Spiritual Hygiene in Medieval and Early Modern by Albrecht Classen

By Albrecht Classen

While most folk this present day take hygiene and drugs with no consideration, they either have had their very own heritage. we will be able to achieve deep insights into the pre-modern international via learning its health-care procedure, its techniques to drugs, and suggestion of hygiene. Already the early heart a long time witnessed nice curiosity in bathing (hot and cold), swimming, and solid own hygiene. scientific actions grew over the years, yet even early medieval priests have been already nice specialists in treating the ailing. The contributions learn literary, scientific, old texts and pictures and probe the knowledge we will glean from them. The interdisciplinary method of this quantity makes it attainable to view this huge box in a posh and diverse demeanour, taking into consideration either early medieval and early glossy treatises on drugs, water, bathing, and well-being. this kind of cultural-historical point of view creates a Most worthy bridge connecting literary and medical records below the umbrella of the background of mentality and heritage of lifestyle. the quantity doesn't target at idealizing the previous, however it certainly intends to deconstruct glossy myths in regards to the 'dirty' and 'unhealthy' heart a long time and early smooth age.

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