Wounds in the Middle Ages

Author(s): 
Kirkham, Anne
Author(s): 
Warr, Cordelia
ISBN: 
9781409465713
Date published: 
June 2014
e-book
Price: 
£70.00

This book focuses on the representation, perception and treatment of wounds in the Middle Ages. Contributors situate wounds within the context of religious belief before turning to theory, symbolism, and more grounded spheres involving the law and the battlefield. Adopting an innovative approach to the subject, this book will appeal to all those interested in how past societies regarded health, disease and medicine as well as the ethical, religious and cultural dimensions that structured social perception.