Medicine and the Seven Deadly Sins in Late Medieval Literature and Culture
  • Release Date : 15 September 2016
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 236 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781137449900
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Download or read book entitled Medicine and the Seven Deadly Sins in Late Medieval Literature and Culture by author: Virginia Langum which was release on 15 September 2016 and published by Springer with total page 236 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. This book considers how scientists, theologians, priests, and poets approached the relationship of the human body and ethics in the later Middle Ages. Is medicine merely a metaphor for sin? Or can certain kinds of bodies physiologically dispose people to be angry, sad, or greedy? If so, then is it their fault? Virginia Langum offers an account of the medical imagery used to describe feelings and actions in religious and literary contexts, referencing a variety of behavioral discussions within medical contexts. The study draws upon medical and theological writing for its philosophical basis, and upon more popular works of religion, as well as poetry, to show how these themes were articulated, explored, and questioned more widely in medieval culture.

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