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Illness and Healing Alternatives in Western Europe : Social History of Medicine Series - Marijke Gijswijt-Hofstra

Illness and Healing Alternatives in Western Europe

Social History of Medicine Series

By: Marijke Gijswijt-Hofstra (Editor), Hilary Marland (Editor), Hans de Waardt (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 16th July 2005
ISBN: 9780415135818
Number Of Pages: 288

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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.

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"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

Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Magical Healing, Witchcraft and Elite Discourse in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Francep. 14
Demons and Diseasep. 38
Demonic Affliction or Divine Chastisement?p. 59
A False Living Saint in Cologne in the 1620sp. 80
Popular Pietism and the Language of Sicknessp. 98
Notesp. 117
Charcot's Demonsp. 120
Breaking the Boundariesp. 141
Conversions to Homoeopathy in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 161
Abortion for Sale!p. 183
Healing Alternatives in Alicante, Spain, in the Late Nineteenth and Late Twentieth Centuriesp. 205
Bosom Serpents and Alimentary Amphibiansp. 224
Women as Winti Healersp. 243
Indexp. 262
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ISBN: 9780415135818
ISBN-10: 0415135818
Series: Social History of Medicine Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 16th July 2005
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1