Mental (Dis)Order in Later Medieval Europe

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BRILL, Mar 13, 2014 - History - 296 pages
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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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Contents

Perspectives to Mental DisOrder in Later Medieval Europe
1
How to Get a Melancholy Marquess to Sleep? Melancholy in Scholastic Medicine
21
Demons and Mental Disorder in Late Medieval Medicine
47
Anger as a Spiritual Social and Mental Disorder in Late Medieval Swedish Exempla
70
Signs of Mental Disorder in Late Medieval Visual Evidence
91
Demonic Possession as Physical and Mental Disturbance in the Later Medieval Canonization Processes
108
Volebam tamen ut nomen michi esset Dyonisius Fra Salimbene Wine and WellBeing
128
A Comparison of Occitan and Swedish Material
151
Wine Women and Song? Diet and Regimen for Royal WellBeing King Duarte of Portugal 14331438
177
Mental Attitudes into the Medieval Danse Macabre
197
Effects of the Living Dead in Medieval Iceland
219
Bibliography
243
Index
281
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