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The Resource Pestilence in Medieval and early modern English literature, Bryon Lee Grigsby

Pestilence in Medieval and early modern English literature, Bryon Lee Grigsby

Label
Pestilence in Medieval and early modern English literature
Title
Pestilence in Medieval and early modern English literature
Statement of responsibility
Bryon Lee Grigsby
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Examines three diseases--leprosy, bubonic plague, and syphilis--to show how doctors, priests, and literary authors from the Middle Ages through the Renaissance interpreted certain illnesses through a moral filter. Lacking knowledge about the transmission of contagious diseases, doctors and priests saw epidemic diseases as a punishment sent by God for human transgression. Accordingly, their job was to properly read sickness in relation to the sin. By examining different readings of specific illnesses, this book shows how the social construction of epidemic diseases formed a kind of narrative wherein man attempts to take the control of the disease out of God's hands by connecting epidemic diseases to the sins of carnality
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grigsby, Bryon Lee
Dewey number
820.9/3561
Index
index present
LC call number
PR275.M4
LC item number
G75 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Medieval history and culture
Series volume
v. 23
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Medicine in literature
  • English literature
  • Literature and medicine
  • Literature and medicine
  • Literature and medicine
  • Epidemics
  • Diseases
  • Medicine
  • Plague
  • Diseases in literature
  • Plague in literature
  • Literature and medicine
  • Medicine in Literature
  • History, Early Modern 1451-1600
  • History, Medieval
  • Leprosy
  • Plague
  • Syphilis
  • England
Label
Pestilence in Medieval and early modern English literature, Bryon Lee Grigsby
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. From Sophrosyne to sin -- 2. Leprosy, bubonic plague, and syphilis -- 3. Leprosy and spiritual sins in medieval literature -- 4. Plague as apocalypse in medieval literature -- 5. Learning to cope with disease -- 6. Leprosy and syphilis in early modern literature
Control code
52547574
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 206 pages
Isbn
9780415968225
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003014369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Pestilence in Medieval and early modern English literature, Bryon Lee Grigsby
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. From Sophrosyne to sin -- 2. Leprosy, bubonic plague, and syphilis -- 3. Leprosy and spiritual sins in medieval literature -- 4. Plague as apocalypse in medieval literature -- 5. Learning to cope with disease -- 6. Leprosy and syphilis in early modern literature
Control code
52547574
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 206 pages
Isbn
9780415968225
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2003014369
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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