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HIST 4224 Health and Healing in the Middle Ages (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course investigates the diagnosis, treatment, and social implications of ailments in the medieval West. Through discussion of secondary and primary source material, we will consider the ways in which scientific and religious assumptions informed and were informed by medieval concepts of human health. Topics of the course include herbal, magical, and alchemical remedies; medieval notions of disability; saints, shrines, and miracles; and the professionalization of medicine.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Zachary Matus

Prerequisites: The History Core, Parts I and II

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Last Updated: 17-Feb-16