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Saint Anthony's Fire from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century

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Dr. Alessandra Foscati holds a PhD in Medieval History and is a collaborator of the Center for Classical Studies, School of Arts a... Weiterlesen
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Dr. Alessandra Foscati holds a PhD in Medieval History and is a collaborator of the Center for Classical Studies, School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon. She is the author of *Ignis sacer. Una storia culturale del 'fuoco sacro' dall'antichità al Settecento*, Florence, SISMEL 2013.

Inhalt

Preface AGOSTINO PARAVICINI BAGLIANIAcknowledgementsList of abbreviationsIntroduction 1 Interpreting Medical Texts: the Polysemantic Nature of the Lexicon2 Disease in Non-Medical Texts: Symbol and Literary Topos3 Studying Saint Anthony's Fire Part I: The Burning Disease. Different Names for the Same Disease or Different Diseases with the Same Name?1 Ignis Sacer ('Holy Fire') in the Ancient World2 Ignis Sacer in the Late Antique World3 Outbreaks of the Burning Disease: Epidemics of Ergotism? 3.1 The Historiae of Rodulfus Glaber 3.2 The Chronicon and Sermons of Ademar of Chabannes4 Outbreaks of Ignis Sacer5 The Meaning(s) of Ignis Sacer in Medieval Medical Sources 6 The Thaumaturgical Privilege of Healing the Burning Disease 6.1 The Greatest Thaumaturge: the Virgin Mary 6.2 The Burning Disease in Arras: the Miracle of the Sainte Chandelle 7 The Emergence of Saint Anthony's Fire8 Saint Anthony's Fire and Ignis Sacer: Was It the Same Disease?9 Saint Anthony's Fire in Medieval chronicles and Hagiographical Texts10 Many Different Names for the Same Disease: the 'Wolf', Saint Fiacre's Diseases and Saint Eligius's Disease 11 Saint Anthony's Fire and Ergotism in the Early Modern PeriodPart II: St Anthony the Abbot, Thaumaturge of the Burning Disease, and the Order of the Hospital Brothers of St Anthony1 A Brief Preface on the Antonine Order2 The Legends of the Translation of the Body (or Bodies) of St Anthony the Abbot and the Birth of the Order of the Hospital Brothers of St Anthony3 The Remains of St. Anthony in Lézat and Their Thaumaturgical Powers4 The Emergence of the Antonine Order and St Anthony's Holy Remains as Treatment 5 The Hospital of Saint-Antoine-en-Viennois and Its Patients 5.1 The Hospital of Saint-Antoine-en-Viennois and the Hôtels-Dieu: the Thirteenth-Century Antonine Statutes 5.2 The Fifteenth-Century Antonine Statutes6 Saint Anthony's Fire Sufferers at the Hospital of Saint-Antoine-en-Viennois: the Early Modern Period7 Beggars, Impostors and Simulators: Feigning Saint Anthony's FirePART III: The Discovery of Ergotism (Saint Anthony's Fire?)1 Medieval Epidemics of the Burning Disease as Told by Historians in the 16th and 17th Century2 The Discovery of Ergotism between the 17th and 18th Century3 Saint Anthony's Fire as Ergotism? Contradictions in Eighteenth-Century Medical Texts4 Ergotism in Nineteenth-Century Historiography5 Ergotism and Convulsive Epidemics: Saint Anthony's Fire?6 A Final Observation on ErgotismConclusionBibliographyIndex

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Titel: Saint Anthony's Fire from Antiquity to the Eighteenth Century
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EAN: 9789048533312
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller: Gruyter, Walter de GmbH
Genre: Geschichte
Anzahl Seiten: 264
Veröffentlichung: 14.11.2019
Dateigrösse: 2.2 MB