Despite the recent upsurge in interest in alternative medicine and unorthodox healers, "Illness and Healing Alternatives in Western Europe" is the first book to focus closely on the relationship between belief, culture, and healing in the past. In essays on France, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and England, from the sixteenth century to the present day, the contributors draw on a broad range of material, from studies of demonologists and reports of asylum doctors to church archives and oral evidence.
"Reveals a richer and more nuanced understanding of illness and healing that existed outside of the narrower medical world - a valuable perspective for all who would like to understand the nature of our contemporary "alternative" healing."
-Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Series: Social History of Medicine Series
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 16th July 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1