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Medicine and the Senses: Feeling the Pulse, Smelling the Plague, and Listening for the Cure

A Cultural History of the Senses in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...A sign of change in the quality of the body happens in four ways: either by sight as in jaundice, morphew, a blackened tongue and the like; or by smell, such as fetid breath or sweat [that smells like] a lobster or a he-goat or the like...

Mental Health in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Topic/Event Description Though the terminology relating to mental health differed from modern definitions, and was in no way as specific as the taxonomy of mental disorders developed in the 1890s, a wide range of symptoms were described...

The Visual Arts

A Cultural History of the Emotions in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...It is easy to overlook emotion in the visual arts created in Western Europe between 350 and 1300 CE. With notable exceptions, faces remain impassive, and it is primarily in stylized gestures that emotions can be read. But what at first...

Sa'di on Love and Morals

The Coming of the Mongols

I.B.Tauris, 2018

Book chapter

...What is certain about Sa’di’s life is that he flourished in the thirteenth century (seventh century AH), went to the Nezamiyeh College of Baghdad, travelled widely and lived long. It is clear from his love poetry that he was an ardent...

Literature

A Cultural History of the Emotions in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The category of “literature” in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages differs from modern understandings of the term. There was less of a focus on texts designed for “leisure” reading, such as novels today, but rather a strong didactic...

Bibliography of Disabilities

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...I. Books, Chapters, and Articles General Eliza Buhrer, “But what is to be said of a fool?”: Intellectual Disability in Medieval Thought,” in Mental and Physical Health in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Period, edited by Albrecht Classen,...

Introduction: The Sensual Middle Ages

A Cultural History of the Senses in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Recent scholarship on the senses has demonstrated that an essential step in writing a comprehensive cultural history involves the reconstruction of a period’s sensorium, or the “sensory model” of conscious and unconscious associations...

In Private: The Individual and the Domestic Community

A Cultural History of the Emotions in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Prelude: Private or Public, Individual or Communal? In the contemporary West, we are accustomed to distinguishing between private and public, between the thoughts and behaviors we confine to ourselves or to our immediate circle...

Religion and Spirituality

A Cultural History of the Emotions in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The Middle Ages begin where classical Antiquity ends, but of course there was no single moment when this transition took place. Christianity was a major religion within the Roman Empire by the fourth century, and especially during...

“Rethinking the Canon: Prophets, Canons, and Promising Monsters”

Classic Readings on Monster Theory : Demonstrare, Volume 1

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Michael Camille (1958–2002), Mary L. Block Professor in Art History at the University of Chicago, took a decidedly iconoclastic approach to his work, focusing on subversive topics generally ignored in art history to this point, including...