Embodying the soul : medicine and religion in Carolingian Europe / Meg Leja.

  • Leja, Meg
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"Embodying the Soul argues that classical medicine was reconfigured as a sacred Christian art across the Carolingian Empire in the ninth century, becoming not simply a method of physical rehabilitation but also a tool of spiritual transformation"-- Provided by publisher.


Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2022]

Physical description

viii, 378 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.



Machine generated contents note: pt. I An Ever Closer Union -- ch. 1 The Soul: "I Take You, Body, to Be My Lawful Partner" -- ch. 2 The Self: "To Have and to Hold from This Day Forward, for Better, for Worse" -- ch. 3 The Body: "In Sickness and in Health, Until Death Do Us Part" -- pt. II Medicine for the Body and Soul -- ch. 4 Christianizing Bodily Cures -- ch. 5 A Ministry for the Medicus -- pt. III Medical Order and Disorder for Self and Society -- ch. 6 A Necessary and Timely Intervention -- ch. 7 Habits for Health.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


Where to find it

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    History of Medicine
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  • 9780812253894
  • 0812253892