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Miracle Cures: Saints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief

Robert A. Scott

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262751
eISBN:
9780520946200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262751.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Iconic images of medieval pilgrims, such as Geoffrey Chaucer's pilgrims making their laborious way to Canterbury, conjure a distant time when faith was the only refuge of the ill and infirm, and ... More


Disease

Robert A. Scott

in Miracle Cures: Saints, Pilgrimage, and the Healing Powers of Belief

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262751
eISBN:
9780520946200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262751.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

This chapter examines in greater detail the common forms that illness took during the Middle Ages. It draws on two kinds of sources: studies that describe diseases common in this period, and reports ... More


The Making of a Saint

E. M. Rose

in The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780190219628
eISBN:
9780190219659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190219628.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the efforts of the monks of Norwich Cathedral Priory and Bishop William Turbe to promote the cult of William of Norwich as a child martyr. Among the efforts were many reburials ... More


Risk, Chance, and Causation: Investigating the Origins and Treatment of Disease

Michael B. Bracken

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300188844
eISBN:
9780300189551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188844.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The press and other media constantly report news stories about dangerous chemicals in the environment, miracle cures, the safety of therapeutic treatments, and potential cancer-causing agents. But ... More


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