The Healing Arts
Health, Disease and Society in Europe, 1500-1800
Edited by Peter Elmer
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Healing Arts by Peter Elmer
Book DescriptionThe essays are complemented by a selection of primary and secondary readings in the companion volume "Health, Disease and Society 1500-1800: A Sourcebook".
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719067341
(246mm x 189mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 29-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Miraculous Conformist, Hardback (December 2012)
Tells the compelling story of Irish healer Valentine Greatrakes and outlines his place in the history of seventeenth-century Britain. Reveals a fascinating account of his engagement with important events of the period, including the Irish Rebellion of 1641, the English civil wars, the Cromwellian Conquest of Ireland, and the Restoration of 1660.
Health, Disease and Society in Europe, 1500-1800, Paperback (December 2003)
The period from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment constitutes a vital phase in the history of European medicine. This volume contains a selection of classical writing and up-to-date research in the field, and extracts from contemporary sources.
Challenges to Authority, Paperback (June 2000)» View all books by Peter Elmer
The evolution and reception of the Renaissance was mediated by, amongst other influences: the Protestant Reformation; the development of science or natural philosophy; and an interest in witchcraft and demonology. These are evaluated alongside the influence of Montaigne's "Essays".
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Author Biography - Peter Elmer
Peter Elmer is Senior Lecturer of History of Science, Technology and Medicine at The Open University
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