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2. Medical Knowledge
About this Lecture
In this module, we take a closer look at what medical knowledge was available in Medieval Europe. This understanding was rooted in Hippocratic ideas of Humoral Theory. Galen of Pergamon had been crucial to developing these ideas and through the translations of the Islamic world Europeans began to study these ancient ideas. To study these ideas effectively they created medical schools in Italian and French cities.
In this course, Professor Miri Rubin (Queen Mary University) examines the medicine of medieval Europe. We start by looking at what medical knowledge was available during the middle ages. We then look at where this knowledge came from and who had access to it. We then turn to look at how the household was a centre for medical practice in the Middle Ages. Finally we examine how medicine professionalised during the Middle Ages.
Miri Rubin is a professor of medieval and early modern history at Queen Mary University. Her research focuses on the exploration of themes in the religious culture of Europe.
Cite this Lecture
Rubin, M. (2021, September 29). Medicine Through Time – Medieval Medicine, c. 500-1500 - Medical Knowledge [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://massolit.io/courses/medicine-through-time-medieval-medicine/medical-knowledge
Rubin, M. "Medicine Through Time – Medieval Medicine, c. 500-1500 – Medical Knowledge." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 29 Sep 2021, https://massolit.io/courses/medicine-through-time-medieval-medicine/medical-knowledge