Mental (dis)order in later Medieval Europe

"Mental (Dis)order in the Late Middle Ages sketches the boundaries between mental, social and physical order and various states of disorder -- unexpected mood swings, fury, melancholy, stress, insomnia, and demonic influence -- and focuses on the interaction between lay and elite cultures"...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Katajala-Peltomaa, Sari (Editor), Niiranen, Susanna (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Leiden Brill [2014]©2014, 2014
Series:Later Medieval Europe
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Collection: JSTOR Open Access Books - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Mental (Dis)Order in Later Medieval Europe; Copyright; Contents; Abbreviations; List of Figures; Acknowledgements; Perspectives to Mental (Dis)Order in Later Medieval Europe; How to Get a Melancholy Marquess to Sleep? Melancholy in Scholastic Medicine; Demons and Mental Disorder in Late Medieval Medicine; Anger as a Spiritual, Social and Mental Disorder in Late Medieval Swedish Exempla; Signs of Mental Disorder in Late Medieval Visual Evidence; Demonic Possession as Physical and Mental Disturbance in the Later Medieval Canonization Processes
  • "Volebam tamen ut nomen michi esset Dyonisius"
  • Fra Salimbene, Wine and Well-BeingMental Disorders in Remedy Collections: A Comparison of Occitan and Swedish Material; Wine, Women and Song? Diet and Regimen for Royal Well-Being (King Duarte of Portugal, 1433-1438); "This Worlde Is but a Pilgrimage": Mental Attitudes in/to the Medieval Danse Macabre; Disturbances of the Mind and Body: Effects of the Living Dead in Medieval Iceland; Bibliography; Index