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Health and Wellbeing in Later Medieval Europe 1200–1600

Elizabeth Burrell

Elizabeth Burrell is a PhD Candidate at Monash University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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... to show love and charity instead of scorn and disgust. Likewise, St. Elizabeth of Hungary (d. 1231) reportedly cared for a leper in her own bed and used her entire fortune to establish a leprosarium in Marburg in the Holy Roman Empire....

Healing with Saints in Later Medieval Europe

Elizabeth Burrell

Elizabeth Burrell is a PhD Candidate at Monash University, Australia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danna R. Messer

Danna R. Messer is Acquisitions Editor for Arc Humanities Press, Leeds. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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... was succinctly summarized in 1233 by the canoness Adelheid of Böddeken as she recounted how she was cured by St Elizabeth of Hungary (d. 1231). Describing to the papal commission how St Elizabeth had healed her otherwise hopeless case...