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Mental (dis)order in later Medieval Europe / edited by Sari Katajala-Peltomaa, Susanna Niiranen.

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Publication:
Leiden, Netherlands : Brill, 2014.
Series:
Later medieval Europe ; Volume 12.
Later Medieval Europe, 1872-7875 ; Volume 12
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (295 p.)
Subjects:
Mental illness -- Europe -- History.
Mental health services -- Europe -- History.
Psychiatry -- Europe -- History.
Medicine, Medieval.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The boundaries between mental, social and physical order and various states of disorder – unexpected mood swings, fury, melancholy, stress, insomnia, and demonic influence – form the core of this compilation. For medieval men and women, religious rituals, magic, herbs, dietary requirements as well as to scholastic medicine were a way to cope with the vagaries of mental wellbeing; the focus of the articles is on the interaction and osmosis between lay and elite cultures as well as medical, theological and political theories and practical experiences of daily life. Time span of the volume is the later Middle Ages, c. 1300-1500. Geographically it covers Western Europe and the comparison between Mediterranean world and Northern Europe is an important constituent. Contributors are Jussi Hanska, Gerhard Jaritz, Timo Joutsivuo, Kirsi Kanerva, Sari Katajala-Peltomaa, Marko Lamberg, Iona McCleery, Susanna Niiranen, Sophie Oosterwijk, and Catherine Rider.
Contents:
Preliminary Material / Sari Katajala-Peltomaa and Susanna Niiranen
Perspectives to Mental (Dis)Order in Later Medieval Europe / Sari Katajala-Peltomaa and Susanna Niiranen
How to Get a Melancholy Marquess to Sleep? Melancholy in Scholastic Medicine / Timo Joutsivuo
Demons and Mental Disorder in Late Medieval Medicine / Catherine Rider
Anger as a Spiritual, Social and Mental Disorder in Late Medieval Swedish Exempla / Marko Lamberg
Signs of Mental Disorder in Late Medieval Visual Evidence / Gerhard Jaritz
Demonic Possession as Physical and Mental Disturbance in the Later Medieval Canonization Processes / Sari Katajala-Peltomaa
“Volebam tamen ut nomen michi esset Dyonisius” – Fra Salimbene, Wine and Well-Being / Jussi Hanska
Mental Disorders in Remedy Collections: A Comparison of Occitan and Swedish Material / Susanna Niiranen
Wine, Women and Song? Diet and Regimen for Royal Well-Being (King Duarte of Portugal, 1433–1438) / Iona McCleery
“This Worlde Is but a Pilgrimage”: Mental Attitudes in/to the Medieval Danse Macabre / Sophie Oosterwijk
Disturbances of the Mind and Body: Effects of the Living Dead in Medieval Iceland / Kirsi Kanerva
Bibliography / Sari Katajala-Peltomaa and Susanna Niiranen
Index / Sari Katajala-Peltomaa and Susanna Niiranen.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Katajala-Peltomaa, Sari, editor of compilation.
Niiranen, Susanna, editor of compilation.
ISBN:
90-04-26974-6
OCLC:
873822017
Publisher Number:
10.1163/9789004269743 DOI
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